Storm causes power outages

Several areas of Grand Cayman
experienced sporadic power outages Tuesday due to high winds and heavy rain
from the tropical depression.

According to the Caribbean
Utilities Company, at approximately 11pm Tuesday, electricity customers in
Breakers, Frank Sound and East End were without power due to an electrical
fault on the distribution lines as a result of severe weather conditions.

“East End was a major one,” CUC
spokesperson Neil Murray said.  “That was
due to blown fuses and trees on the wires.”

Service was restored at
approximately 2am Wednesday.

Mr. Murray said that line crews
repairing the fault were hampered throughout the night and early Wednesday by
strong winds and heavy squalls.

“We were trailing the line to see
the cause of the outage in East End,” he said. 
“But with the winds and heavy rains coming in, the trucks were
grounded.”

A similar problem reoccurred on the
lines at approximately 3am. The CUC’s line crews were again hampered by the
inclement weather.

Service was periodically restored
to CUC customers throughout the morning, and all service was restored by
7.30am, CUC officials said.

Power interruptions limited to less
than 30 minutes occurred throughout Wednesday morning in Prospect and
Spotts/Newlands primarily due to the inclement weather.

Customers experiencing power
outages should call the CUC’s 24-hour fault reporting number at 945-1CUC
(1282).