Army engineers help with power failure

13th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 December 2007, HEESSELT – Soldiers of the army engineering corps were called in on Thursday morning to help repair a power failure in the Tieler and Bommelerwaard area. The area has been without power since 7.30 pm on Wednesday evening after an Apache helicopter flew into a high voltage tower near Hurwenen aan de Waal.

13 December 2007

HEESSELT – Soldiers of the army engineering corps were called in on Thursday morning to help repair a power failure in the Tieler and Bommelerwaard area.
 
The area has been without power since 7.30 pm on Wednesday evening after an Apache helicopter flew into a high voltage tower near Hurwenen aan de Waal. 

A spokesperson for Continuon, the grid manager for power company NUON, says the help of the army engineering corps is needed because the area around the high voltage tower is difficult to reach due to the strong current and high water level of the Waal river. The soldiers are trying to make the area accessible by building a pontoon bridge.

The operation to repair the high voltage connection was fully underway early Thursday morning. Continuon has deployed a great many workers and a lot of equipment, including cranes.

Shipping traffic on the Waal is slowly reaching normal levels again after it was stopped on Wednesday night, police report.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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