PHILIPSBURG–Despite a statement from GEBE Monday night that it did not foresee any need for further load-shedding, the lights went off in many districts again on Tuesday as the utilities company resorted to another day of load-shedding as a result of emergency repairs it had to conduct on one of its engines.
A GEBE representative told The Daily Herald last night that the load-shedding would continue today, Wednesday, August 31, due to an issue with one of the company’s engines. One of its larger engines is also down, the representative said. Today will be the third consecutive day that residents have to cope with outages.
Tuesday’s load-shedding began just after 9:00am and continued until late in the afternoon, after which it was discontinued for the night.
Some areas such as Dutch Quarter suffered load-shedding twice for the day (at 9:15am and again at 4:21pm), which some residents felt was unfair.
Other areas affected on Tuesday were Pelican, Saunders, parts of Cay Hill, parts of L.B. Scott Road, Belvedere, Bishop Hill, parts of Oyster Pond, parts of Dawn Beach, A.Th. Illidge Road, Bush Road, parts of Walter A. Nisbeth Road, parts of Cannegieter Street, parts of lower Back and Front Streets, Welfare Road, Airport Boulevard, Beacon Hill, Over the Bank, parts of Pointe Blanche, parts of Back Bay, Madame Estate, Arch Road, Middle Region, parts of Sucker Garden and parts of Prince’s Quarter.
Source: Daily Herald
More load-shedding, to be continued today