VINLEC working to restore power island-wide

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Services Limited – VINLEC says it is working to restore electricity and island-wide.

“We are aware that some customers are experiencing prolonged outages and are working to restore power soonest,” VINLEC said through a Facebook post.

“We have reports of downed lines, downed poles, leaning poles, damaged meters and meter structures etc. Please note that all areas must be declared safety zones before we commence work,” the company said.

Power outages have been experienced in Argyle, Ashburton, Stubbs, Calder, sections of Marriaqua, Whim Road, Evesham, Dallaway, Lowmans Windward, Villa, Glen, part of Fair Hall, Queensbury, Chester Cottage, Belmont, Georgetown to Fancy, Chester Green Hill, Edinboro, Queen’s Drive and Redemption Sharpes.

There are localized (smaller) outages in other communities, VINLEC says

Faults can be reported via WhatsApp or telephone – 456-1540. We wish to assure the public that all efforts are being made to have areas restored as soon as possible.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines experienced flooding and gusty winds yesterday (October 29), due to the presence of a tropical wave and an upper-level Trough.

A flood warning remains in effect until 12:00 p.m. today (October 30).


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