Excavator causes island-wide blackout on Puerto Rico

Excavator causes island-wide blackout on Puerto Rico

Yaron Steinbuch | New York Post

Puerto Rico was hit by an island-wide blackout Wednesday when an excavator removing a collapsed tower hit a power line, according to a report.

Justo González, head of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority, told NBC News of the fiasco, which plunged the US territory of more than 3 million citizens into darkness almost seven months after Hurricane Maria struck the island.

Utility spokesman Geraldo Quiñones López said there was “zero percent” power generation across the island, which has continued to struggle with an unstable power grid…(Read the full story)


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