It’s been more than 12 hours since a blackout that occurred on the night of March 15 at 7:07 p.m., left at least 270,117 users of approximately six municipalities without electricity. However, the light was not fully restored, because since this morning, some people reported that electricity has not yet returned to their homes.
And it is that the weather conditions affected the electricity supply, which caused the residents to demarcations such as: Iztacalco, Miguel Hidalgo, Benito Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Venustiano Carranza and Tlalpan they will stay in shadows. Even the National Meteorological Service (SMN) announced that the rains and wind gusts of up to 40 km/h will continue until March 16.
Despite the fact that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) communicated the normality of the supply in the affected areas of downtown Mexico Cityvarious residents assured that the fault persists and they have no electricity.
“We continue without light in Iztacalco , by metro villa de cortes y reforma Iztaccihuatl ayudaaaaaaaaa work”; “On Jesus Maria street corner with Fray Servando there is still no electricity service since last night”; “We continue without electricity in Jesús Carranza, Villa Guerrero, state of Mexico since yesterday!”
“In Torre Blanca neighborhood in town hall Miguel Hidalgofor more than 4 hours the light is very low, my mother uses an oxygen concentrator 24 hours a day, there is no tank that can hold it, it is not fair! Please fix it!” These are some of the disagreements of the residents of various neighborhoods where the blackout occurred.
The Commission assured that due to the weather, two high-voltage lines went out of operation, since an element of the Merced substation was damaged, which caused the massive impact of more than 270 thousand users in the aforementioned municipalities.
He explained that said transmission lines also affected the electrical substations of Jamaica, Vertiz, Pensador, Indianilla and Oceania.
According to the organization, from 19:11 personal hours Little by little, the specialized service responded to the failures in the reported areas and by 8:44 p.m. last night, they reported that the electrical service was fully restored.
In the event that you are faced with this type of situation, the ideal will be to follow the recommendations of Civil Protection.
-Do not use candles, as there is a high risk of fireit is best to have flashlights on hand.
-You must turn off the electric appliances that have been in use during the power outage.
-Avoid opening the refrigerator unless strictly necessaryBecause? In this way, food will be preserved for much longer. If the power goes out for at least four hours, the food in the refrigerator will be safe to eat.
–Never connect a generator to the electrical system of the house.
-Do not burn coal to heat the home or cook indoors.
-Do not leave the house, especially if it is by car, since the traffic signals will not work and thus you will avoid setbacks.
So far, the CFE has not reported more on the situation that began on Wednesday, March 15, around 7:07 p.m.