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Power fully restored after bad weather caused outages

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Power has been fully restored across Cyprus following the recent outages caused by adverse weather conditions and strong winds, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) spokesperson Christina Papadopoulou told the Cyprus Mail.

“All the power outages were caused by bad weather and strong winds observed on Sunday, especially at night,” Papadopoulou said. “It took some time considering that trees that fell needed to be cut and removed from power lines, but we managed and power has been restored everywhere in Cyprus.”

Papadopoulou highlighted that the majority of power outages took place in the Limassol and Nicosia districts.

Initially reported on Monday morning, the outages affected various areas but were primarily localised, impacting a few homes, Papadopoulou explained.

EAC teams swiftly responded, working to clear tree branches that interfered with the power network, ensuring timely reconnections for affected areas.

When previously asked by the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) about routine maintenance to prevent such disruptions, Papadopoulou said the EAC’s annual operations involving pruning and clearing dry grass around the network’s pillars. These efforts are primarily concentrated in forested regions to safeguard against weather-related incidents.

The EAC reported that the emergency power outages mainly occurred on Monday morning.

Around 7.30 am outages occurred in Aglandjia, Ayios Antonios, Kaimakli, Panayia in the Nicosia municipality, and in Akaki there was an outage at 2.25 am, while around 8.00am power outages also occurred in Yermasoyia, Ayios Georgios Havouzas, Mesa Geitonia, and Monati in the Limassol district, as well as in the community of Simou in Paphos.

Additionally, ongoing maintenance works are being conducted by the EAC in select areas of Nicosia, Limassol, and Larnaca. Papadopoulou said that some pruning activities were conducted in network areas, without cutting the power.

She called on the local authorities to help in pruning in areas within their jurisdiction, as the EAC teams cannot cover all the needs.

 

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