by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): According to a Facebook post by the Minister of Infrastructure, the Hon Konris Maynard, “At about 5:30 a.m. an electrical event caused a Ring Main at the Needsmust Power Station to burn out.”
The staff of SKELEC and the Fire Rescue Services were able to contain the resultant fire; however, the incident led to a near islandwide blackout.
According to Minister Maynard, a complete electrical grid repair is expected to take around 8 hours to complete.
The affected feeders are Port Zante, Sandy Point, South East Peninsular 1, Bayfords, Canada Estate, Industrial site, and Frigate Bay.
At news time, three of the seven affected feeders have been restored.