50-minute blackout paralyzes Chetumal and Bacalar

As if it were a horror movie, this was what happened on the night of Monday, February 7, in the capital of the state of Quintana Roo, as well as in Bacalarafter citizens made known in networks, as well as in the emergency number, 9-1-1 and from the CFE, 071, massive blackout.

According to Director of the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) of Quintana Roo, confirmed that the blackout was due to failures in the CFE substation, which affected the González Ortega catchment area that supplies Chetumal, and the Bacalar catchment area, which were left without electricity and stopped its operation from 7:56 p.m. to 8:46 p.m.

This is known so far

50-minute blackout paralyzes Chetumal and Bacalar

“It is reported that CAPA personnel immediately verified the status of the well areas; and it is expected that the operation of the equipment in the drinking water supply system will be normalized today, so no major impact is expected,” said the official.

In this sense, the Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín, also confirmed the aforementioned and pointed out that the National CFE informed him that there was a problem in the Xulha substation that caused the loss of electrical energy. “It is already recovering and it is estimated that in less than an hour it will be able to be held throughout the city,” the president emphasized.

This failure caused fear among the population, as well as merchants, because seconds later they lowered their curtains and closed their businesses, in addition, in the main streets and avenues there was chaos, since the traffic lights stopped working; So far no accidents have been reported.

50-minute blackout paralyzes Chetumal and Bacalar

Lastly, the coordinated work of the authorities has made electricity gradually return to Chetumalas well as in Bacalar. Chetumalian families during the blackout came together with lamps and candles to watch the houses and prevent criminals from taking advantage of the situation.

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