Strong winds lead to power cuts in Moscow

16:47, October 21, 2010      

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Massive blackouts occurred due to strong winds in the Moscow region on Wednesday evening and the city's power network company gave no more information about which towns were affected.

The northern part of the region was the worst-hit, with over 200 transformer stations switched off, according to the Moscow Regional Electricity Network Company (MOESK).

About 70 substations were cut off in the west of the region, while the total number of affected substations exceeded 300.

"Unfortunately, the forecast for a storm in the Moscow region issued by weather officials proved right. Power cuts are occurring on a massive scale," Russian information services Interfax quoted the MOESK as saying.

Currently, all of the company's emergency teams were working to restore power supply.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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