The blackout has left thousands in the dark, many continue without power in some municipalities

The blackout has left thousands in the dark, many continue without power in some municipalities

The CFE announced that it had restored the service since last night. (Photo: @CFEMx)

It’s been over 12 hours since Blackout which occurred on the night of March 15 at 7:07 p.m., left at least 270,117 users in approximately six municipalities without electricity. However, the light has not been fully restored, as since this morning some people have reported that the electricity has not yet returned to their homes.

And it is that the weather conditions have affected the supply of electricity, which has led the inhabitants to demarcations such as: Iztacalco, Miguel Hidalgo, Benito Juarez, Cuauhtémoc, Venustiano Carranza and Tlalpan they will stay in shadows. Even the National Meteorological Service (SMN) announced that the rains and wind gusts of up to 40 km/h would continue until March 16.

Despite the fact that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has communicated the normality of supply in the affected areas of downtown Mexico Cityvarious local residents have assured that the fault persists and that they have no electricity.

“We follow without light in Iztacalco , in metro villa de cortes y reforma Iztaccihuatl ayudaaaaaaaaa work”; “At the corner of rue Jesus Maria with Fray Servando, there is still no electricity since last night”; “We have been without electricity in Jesús Carranza, Villa Guerrero, State of Mexico since yesterday!

“In the neighborhood of Torre Blanca in alkaldy Michael Hidalgofor more 4 hours the light is very weak, my mom uses an oxygen concentrator 24 hours a day, there is no tank to hold it, that’s not fair! Please fix it!” Here are some of the disagreements from residents of the various neighborhoods where the outage occurred.

Users have been reporting the incident since last night.  (Twitter @ricardovitela)
Users have been reporting the incident since last night. (Twitter @ricardovitela)

The Commission assured that due to weather conditions, two high voltage lines were taken out of service, because an element of the Merced substation was damaged, which caused the massive impact of more than 270,000 users in the aforementioned municipalities.

He explained that said transmission lines also affected the electrical substations of Jamaica, Vertiz, Pensador, Indianilla and Oceania.

According to the organization, from 7:11 p.m. personal Gradually the specialist service responded to the outages in the reported areas and at 8.44pm last night they reported that electrical service was fully restored.

In the event that you are faced with this type of situation, the ideal will be to follow the recommendations of the Civil Protection.

TW without light.  (Photo: taken by TW)
TW without light. (Photo: taken by TW)

-Do not use candles, as there is a high fire riskit’s best to have flashlights handy.

-You must turn off the electrical appliances that were used during the power outage.

-Avoid opening the refrigerator unless strictly necessaryBecause? In this way, the food will be preserved much longer. If the power is off for at least four hours, the food in the refrigerator will be safe to eat.

Never plug in a generator to the home’s electrical system.

-Do not burn coal to heat the house or cook indoors.

-Do not leave the house, especially if it is by car, because the traffic lights will not work and you will thus avoid setbacks.

For the moment, the CFE has not further reported on the situation which began on Wednesday March 15, around 7:07 p.m.

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