Twenty-five T&TEC crews are still working in North and East Trinidad to restore supply to customers, after severe weather on Friday night impacted the electricity grid. In addition to lightning activity, heavy winds and rain felled trees and carried other large debris onto overhead lines and poles, triggering several outages.
T&TEC said Emergency Crews from South and central Trinidad, which were less impacted by the weather, were re-deployed to assist where needed.
Supply has been restored in approximately 50 locations and approximately 27 are currently being attended to. Crews have been responding to reports from 7 a.m. today.
T&TEC’s General Manager, Kelvin Ramsook, is assuring customers that they will continue to work through the night to complete the repairs.
In a release issued yesterday evening T&TEC said “We are sorry for the inconvenience being experienced and we are working to resolve the issues in the quickest possible time”, he said.
The pace of restoration has been impacted by the need to clear trees and other debris before working on the affected lines.”
Major areas that are still affected are: