A fault in Caribbean Utilities Company’s distribution system Thursday night led to an island-wide blackout that lasted about six hours. The company reports that power was fully restored around 5:15 a.m. Friday.
The blackout started just before 11 p.m., caused by “a fault in the transmission and distribution system,” CUC spokeswoman Pat Bynoe-Clarke said.
In overnight updates on Twitter and in emails to the press, CUC said it restored power first in George Town by about 2:30 a.m. and, over the following three hours, across the rest of the island.
The last island-wide outage was in July when a generator problem knocked out the electricity service and it took about 12 hours to restore power for the entire island.
***Update, 11:10 a.m.: Power has been restored in central George Town after going out again in the area for about 45 minutes Friday morning.***