KRASNODAR, January 27 (Itar-Tass) — The disconnection of electrical equipment of the Southwest power grid occurred in Novorossiisk Friday morning due to strong winds with gusts up to 33 metres per second.
“As a result, about 100 thousand residents of the city and suburbs remained without electricity supply,” the city administration told Itar-Tass.
“Electrical substations were de-energised in three districts: Tsemdolina, Raevskaya and some districts of the city,” an administration official said.
Emergency efforts are underway to replace the damaged equipment and repair power transmission lines. The emergency work involves about 40 repair specialist and 10 special equipment units.