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Fault causes 3-hour blackout

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Fault causes 3-hour blackout

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VIRTUALLY EVERY SINGLE HOME in this country was without electricity for near three hours yesterday afternoon.
 At about 1:20 p.m., during a period of bad weather, a fault occurred on the electricity transmission system near to the substation at Belmont Road, and according to Barbados Light &?Power corporate communications coordinator Jackie Marshall-Clarke, this caused the tripping of several generators that were in operation at the time and resulted in an islandwide outage.
The restoration process started around 2 p.m., and by 4 p.m. power had been restored to all affected customers.
A section between Clermont and Holders Hill, St James, remained without service for some time afterwards, as those customers were impacted by a separate problem.
The company apologized to customers affected by the outage. (MK)