translated from Spanish: Power outage affects ten communes of Santiago and wreaks havoc on the underground

A blackout affected this Wednesday evening at least ten communes of the Metropolitan Region, causing havoc mainly in the service of the line 1 of the Metro.
The ENEL electricity company reported that the universe of affected bordearía 170 thousand customers in communities like Santiago Center, Quinta Normal, independence, Conchali, Renca, Pudahuel, Central station, Vitacura and Las Condes.
Although the causes of the blackout are being investigated, it transpired that the Court would have produced by the clash of a truck with a high-voltage Tower in Quilicura.
Power failure keeps Metro line 1 with problems in different seasons, and no service between military school to Central station.
The underground railroad company reported that it is only working by sections, i.e. between Los Dominicos to military school and from Central station to St. Paul.
Other affected areas were Pudahuel airport, where Twitter users say that the enclosure remains without electricity and without screens at gates.
The blackout left without electricity to the historic centre of Santiago, in the sector where the coin is located. The Government Palace was without light, even the office “La Copucha”, where journalists from media coverage of government activities dealing with work.
Also reported more than 380 traffic lights out of service, according to the UOCT.

Original source in Spanish

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