Electrical power restored to South Holland
1 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — A large part of Zuid-Holland (South Holland Province) was without electrical power for over an hour on Wednesday.
1 March 2006
AMSTERDAM — A large part of Zuid-Holland (South Holland Province) was without electrical power for over an hour on Wednesday.
The problem arose at midday and left an estimated 400,000 people without electricity. Power was restored to all customers by 2.45pm, utility company Eneco said.
A defect at the Merwedehaven relay station cut off power to Eneco's network. Network manager Tennet has launched an investigation into the exact cause.
Trains in the region were delayed for an hour and emergency calls to the police had to be diverted to the Rotterdam-Rijnmond region.
The police said all available manpower was put on the streets during the blackout but no major problems arose.
All services in the region were operating normally again as the intensity of the snow showers picked up on Wednesday evening.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news