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US NewsArgentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage

16:15  16 june  2019
16:15  16 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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BUENOS AIRES — A widespread power failure early Sunday morning left at least two South American countries — Argentina and Uruguay — entirely without electricity, according to an energy company, while social media users said that parts of Brazil, Chile and Paraguay had also been affected.

According to Argentine media, the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (12:00 GMT), causing massive power outages in Argentina and Uruguay and some "A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power ", electricity supplier

Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage © Imagebridge Buenos Aires has been affected by a power outage. File pic Argentina and Uruguay have been left without power after a "failure in the electrical interconnection system".

Edusur, a major provider to the two nations, confirmed the outage in a tweet.

The outage is affecting about 48 million people.

Argentine website Infobae said Edusar confirmed "the blackout is at a country level and also affects Uruguay" and said nothing like this had ever happened.

The outage is understood to have happened at 7am local time, about 12pm GMT.

Uruguay's electricity service body UTE tweeted: "At 7.06 a defect in the Argentine network affected the interconnected system leaving the entire national territory without service, as did several provinces of the neighbouring country."

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A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power , according to a major Argentine electricity provider. Reports said the power cut had also affected parts of Brazil and Paraguay. Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (12:00 GMT), causing

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The Provincial Energy Company of Cordoba said: "The Provincial Energy Company of Córdoba reports that, due to a failure outside Epec, in 500 kV of the national interconnected system operated by Transener, there was a zero-voltage restriction that affected much of the country including the Province of Córdoba, as well as the Province of Córdoba, as well as the Province of Córdoba, as well as areas of Santa Fe, Capital Federal and Province of Buenos Aires. At this time, work is being made to determine the reason for the failure and to be able to restore the supply in the shortest possible time."

It has also had a knock-on effect to the water supply in Santa Fe.

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Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage
Argentina and Uruguay left without power in massive outage

People have reported blackouts in several regions. One twitter user shared an image of the darkened Mar del Plata.

The power outage means trains, subways and the metro cannot run and could affect whether schools and offices can open today.

It could also impact the regional elections taking place in several parts of Argentina.

Images on local media show some people casting their votes while others hold their mobile phones above them to cast light on the ballot paper.

There are reports that some places opened later for voting because of the power outage.

Infobae also reports that the website for the National Entity for Energy Regulation (ENRE) is down. The site should report power outages in real time.

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