Prolonged blackout following fire at Sophia

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Residents of various communities on the East Coast of Demerara experienced approximately twelve hours of blackout on Wednesday after a fire at Sophia Dam, Greater Georgetown damaged a Guyana Power and Light pole.

According to GPL, due to inaccessibility to the dam to accommodate pole planting equipment, remedial work to replant the structures was done manually, causing additional delay.

GPL pole replaced (GPL photo)

Affected Areas:

North Sophia
New Haven
Belvoir Court
Blygzeight Gardens
Bel Air Promenade
Bel Air Gardens
Bel Air Village
Bel Air Springs
Liliendaal to Industry
University of Guyana
Cyril Potter College of Education

Electricity was expected to be restored at 15:00hrs.

GPL advised that the public is being reminded to exercise caution when lighting fires in close proximity to the company’s infrastructure.

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