Panama Still In The Dark
Monday, May 12 2014 @ 03:21 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
With regards to the capital Panama City area, they said they have started the recovery process, and it may take a few minutes to complete.
According to ETESA, there was an event that occurred in the area of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro at 8:04 am this morning.
The capital city was left without electricity, and according to Vivian Pineda, a spokeswoman for the company Gas Natural Fenosa, the outage was caused by "damage to an electrical transmission line."
ETESA's transmission line forms part of a concession extending from the area of Ave 12 de Octubre in Panama City to the Panama - Costa Rica border, said Pineda.
The blackouts caused traffic chaos in Panama City, due to the lack of traffic lights. (Siglo)