VINLEC braves bad weather, restores electricity to Georgetown

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Several employees of the St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited – VINLEC have braved bad weather to restore electricity supply to the north-eastern side of St. Vincent.

Electrical poles were downed by flooding and heavy winds on Thursday night, resulting in a major power outage in areas from Georgetown to Fancy.

The outage lasted for more than 3-hours.

Power outages were also experienced in Belair and Cane Hall.

But, despite ongoing heavy rain and strong winds, VINLEC workers managed to restore supply at around 9:30 p.m. tonight.

More outages are possible given the prevailing weather conditions.

Several house roofs have been damaged across St. Vincent and water systems have been affected by heavy flowing rivers.

Roads have also been blocked by downed trees and landslides.

The flood warning is expected to last until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow (October 30).

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