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March 18, 2018

New Puerto Rico Blackout: What caused it?

A blackout hit Puerto Rico’s capital and surrounding areas Thursday after two of the U.S. territory’s main power plants shut down, a failure that came amid warnings from officials that the power company is struggling to remain operational.

The capital of San Juan was left without power along with the neighboring municipalities of Caguas, Bayamon and Carolina, company spokeswoman Yohari Molina told The Associated Press. She said crews were working to repair the problem but that it wasn’t clear how many customers were affected by the outage. More than 970,000 people live in the areas hit by the blackout.

By Thursday afternoon, officials announced that power had been restored to the island’s main international airport and several hospitals. Continue Reading>>>