The Hague, surrounding areas lose power

10th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Hague-area residents were without electricity for several hours Friday morning.

The Hague – The third largest city in the Netherlands was hit by a massive power failure Friday which lasted most of the morning.

Other municipalities close to The Hague were also affected, including Rijswijk.

Some 50,000 households were without electricity. The Hague police headquarters were affected, along with many other shops and offices. Several government ministries also lost power.

The water supply in The Hague is dependent on electric pumping stations, and residents were reportedly without water for an hour due to the outage.

Trams in centre of The Hague, Rijswijk and Delft were brought to a standstill. Randstad Rail also experienced problems.

A faulty transformer station between Voorburg and The Hague is thought to have caused the morning power interruption. 

Energy company Eneco said the electricity supply was restored by lunchtime.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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