The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE
) announced that the cause of the power failure in several cities in Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo was due to a worker's accident.
"Unfortunately the cause of the failure was the accident of a CFE worker who was performing maintenance on one of the high voltage lines. He has already been transferred to receive medical attention and
is reported to be stable," they said.
The massive blackout occurred at 8:32 a.m., the CFE stated that it was because "six high voltage lines went out of operation
". They also informed that they were working to reestablish electric services and that more than one million people were affected. CFE - Peninsular Division
Previously, the CFE Peninsular Division
stated that at 8:32 a.m. they identified the suspension of electric service.
It indicated that the cause was "the output of 400 kV transmission lines", and also mentioned that "technical personnel immediately focused on identifying the causes that generated it for a prompt reestablishment".
indicated that the service was already being gradually restored and that they would inform the causes in due time.
Users of social networks reported that there was a massive blackout in Cancun, Cozumel, Merida and Campeche, which also affected the Telcel signal and traffic because traffic lights stopped working.