Thursday, April 25, 2024

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YESTERDAY’S TWO POWER OUTAGES which affected various parts of the island proved to be a double whammy.

Not only were hundreds of residents forced to push their Sunday cooking back a couple hours in the morning due to the first outage, but they were then forced to postpone their laundry duties as well, when a second outage occurred.

That’s because the second outage also affected pumping stations run by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), leaving many households and businesses with dry or low-running taps.

The first outage occurred just around 9 a.m. and lasted almost two hours, and about an hour after power was restored to numerous areas in St Thomas and St Peter, another outage just after midday left residents frustrated for another two hours.

But officials from the BWA and the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. (BL&P) worked on the faults tirelessly, with most residences and hotels on the West Coast having back power before 2:30 p.m.

The fault which caused the outage was located somewhere near Spring Garden, Black Rock, St Michael, the BL&P confirmed. (BA)

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