Wind and rain cause 20-minute power outage in four municipalities
March 16, 2023 - CE Noticias Financieras
With only a few emergency lights, residents of Mexico City managed to get through the nightfall.Photo José Antonio López Alfredo Alegría and Nayelli Ramírez Periódico La Jornada
Thursday, March 16, 2023, p. 35A
power outage left 270,117 users in various Mexico City municipalities, mainly Benito Juárez, Iztacalco, Cuauhtémoc and Venustiano Carranza, without electricity
Shortly after 7:00 p.m., people affected reported through social networks the lack of electricity in the neighborhoods of Narvarte, Álamos, Anzures, Roma, Doctores, Centro Histórico and Merced,
Cuauhtémoc, Viaducto Piedad, Circuito Interior, Anillo de Circunvalación -between Eje 1 Norte and Fray Servando Teresa de Mier- were left in darkness and traffic chaos because the traffic lights stopped working
Failures were also reported in the Chamber of Deputies and the Mexico City Congress, while the transportation services affected were the Metrobus, which reported that safety and operation protocols were activated in the section from Cuauhtémoc to the town of Santa Cruz Atoyac, on line 3, and the Metro, which was slow on some routes.
The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) informed that due to weather conditions, two transmission lines went out of operation, affecting the Jamaica, Vértiz, Merced, Pensador, Indianilla and Oceanía electrical substations,
lack of supply in most of the affected areas lasted an average of 20 minutes, although there were some cases in which the service took up to an hour to be resumed. According to the CFE, rain and strong winds were the main cause of the outage.