Blackout affects 80% of country

(posted Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m.)- A nationwide blackout affected nearly 80% of the country’s 600,000 users this afternoon, according to energy company Disnorte- Dissur.

The blackout, which put the country into darkness from shortly after 4 p.m., was caused by transmission failure in three of the main lines interconnecting power substations.

The energy was reestablished around 4:30 p.m.

  • Rozza

    In the central area of Granada, the blackout was way longer than that… It started yesterday mid afternoon, for about 4 to 5 hours, and then again today from around 9AM, all the way to 5:15PM. I ran into electrical workers on “Calle Atravesada” and asked them what had happened. They said two electricity poles had fallen down after a truck collided with them. I’m not sure where.

    • Tim Rogers

      Apparently the Granada blackout was a different blackout. Granada has had it double bad for the past few days. If it’s not one thing, it’s another

      • Rozza

        So true! In Granada if it’s not one thing, it’s another… I have a love/hate relationship with this city. :-)

  • Rozza

    I’m curious about why the link I posted to La Prensa news about the blackout in Granada was deleted? If it was by mistake, here it is again:
    http://m.laprensa.com.ni/departamentos/33598

  • Don Gibson

    Here in Bilwi we have daily backouts so there is not much sympathy from RANN