Engine issues result in Constitution Day outages


PHILIPSBURG–Several areas in the country were gripped by 90-minute power outages on Monday as utilities company GEBE resorted to load-shedding due to engine issues.

The company said it had to resort to power outages due to “an issue with one of our engines.” GEBE technical personnel were on location at the power plant working on the issue and to restore power to all areas in the shortest possible time, GEBE said.

Areas affected included the western part of Airport Boulevard, parts of Simpson Bay, Beacon Hill, Cole Bay, Belvedere, Dutch Quarter, Bishop Hill, Rice Hill, parts of Oyster Pond, parts of Dawn Beach and surrounding areas, Over the Bank, parts of Pointe Blanche, parts of Guana Bay, parts of Hope Estate, Oyster Pond, parts of Pelican Keys, Western part of Welfare Road and Eastern parts of Airport Boulevard, parts of Cay Hill, parts of L.B. Scott Road, parts of Bush Road, entrance of Zagersgut Road and Indigo Bay.

Power was restored later in the day. It could not be ascertained whether load-shedding will continue today, Tuesday.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/60845-engine-issues-result-in-constitution-day-outages