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Sunday, November 18 2018 @ 04:12 PM UTC

Panama Still In The Dark

Infrastructure UpgradesThe company La Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. (ETESA) said through a press release they have recovered 70% of the electrical load at the substations in Chiriquí, the central provinces, and La Chorrera.

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)

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Authored by: Myrna on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 03:56 PM UTC

What happened to the Metro subway when the whole country was without power? We heard there were people trapped in the train cars when the power went out. No generator back up system for the Metro??????