Several electricity poles were impacted by high winds associated with Tropical Storm Matthew, on Wednesday 28th September 2016.
The Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) says it has deployed crews to restore power supply across the island.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) Adina Bellot–Valentine told Q95 yesterday, “I cannot give a specific time as to when power will be restored to everybody; all I can say is that we are working expeditiously to restore power, we know how important power is to the nation and to our customers”.
She added there is a downed line in the Copthall area; “we have seen it, and our guys are working on it”.
DOMLEC had earlier reported that the west coast was without electricity but this has since been restored “with the exception of Salisbury, which has been isolated, due to some faults in that community”.
DOMLEC has also powered up its PADU and Laudat power stations “so those stations are ready, once we get can the lines prepared for energizing, we will be able to use the resources from those power stations to supply energy to our customers”.
Bellot -Valentine added, “In the meantime we continue to work, all our crews are on out, all hands are on deck, and we are continuing to work and we are asking for the patience and cooperation of our customers”.
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