A utility pole fire caused power outages in George Town Friday. - PHOTO: KELSEY JUKAM

Update: 3:25 p.m. CUC reports that power has been restored to all areas.

Update: 2 p.m. Another power outage has been reported in George Town.

According to CUC, some customers in Red Gate Road, Dorcy Drive, McClendon Drive, Industrial Park, the airport area, Elgin Avenue, Hospital Road and South Church Street are without power.

The power company said the power outage was likely to last three hours and had been caused by a damaged pole at the top of Sparkys Drive.

“Our crew are on location working to restore power in a safe and efficient manner,” CUC spokeswoman Pat Bynoe-Clark said.

The Immigration Department reported it was closing for the day as a result of the power outages.

Update, 12:20 p.m.: Power has been restored to all customers, according to CUC.

Update, 11:10 a.m.: Power has been returned to some areas. Work continues.

Original story:

A utility pole fire is causing power outages in Industrial Park, near the airport and in other areas of George Town.

According to a statement from Caribbean Utilities Company spokeswoman Pat Bynoe-Clark, it is estimated that it will take CUC crews about two hours to restore the electricity, meaning at around 1 p.m.

The power outages began to occur at around 10 a.m.

One facility that has been affected is the Immigration Department, which has closed until power is restored.

More updates will be posted to CaymanCompass.com as information becomes available.

A utility pole near CUC caught on fire Friday.
A utility pole near CUC caught on fire Friday. – PHOTO: KELSEY JUKAM

Here is the statement from CUC:

“Some customers on Red Gate Road, Dorcy Drive, Industrial Park and the airport area as well as along Sparky Drive are currently without power.

The outage is due to a pole fire in the Sparky Drive area and our crews are working to restore.

Power should be restored in about two hours.

CUC regrets the inconvenience caused to customers affected by this outage.”