Restoration efforts are continuing apace after the adverse weather experienced across the country overnight, T&TEC says in an advisory issued a short while ago.
“Heavy winds and rain contributed to landslides, fallen trees and poles and burst overhead lines, which have impacted on the Commission’s ability to respond to reports. All crews have been called out to assist with restoration efforts,” the company explained.
According to T&TEC, large-area outages currently exist on the North Coast, from Maracas to Blanchisseuse, Rampanalgas and Mathura. It confirmed, however, that power supplies have been restored in several areas, including Manzanilla, some parts of Sangre Grande and environs, Santa Cruz, Malabar, Crown Point, Hope, parts of Mason Hall, Caparo Valley, Haleland Park and Barataria.
“Due to the impact of the weather across the country, our call centre has been experiencing high call volumes. Customers may therefore experience delays in call response,” the company also said.
It added: “Our crews are working systematically to respond to all reports as quickly as possible. Due to the number of reports, we are unable to provide estimated restoration times for each area, but we expect to complete all before the end of the day.”
T&TEC advises that locations can be added and removed from its current high priority list at any time as work progresses or new reports are received.