Thousands of householders across Barbados started their day without electricity while businesses in The City and other key commercial hubs were forced to delay the start of operations today as a result of a major power outage.
The Barbados Light and Power Company Limited said the power cut began just before 6.a.m and affected large sections of the island.
In a statement issued after noon, the Company explained that a fault at its Whitepark substation caused the outage. It said investigations were continuing.
The BL&P said power was restored to areas along the south of the island, including parts of St. Philip shortly after 7 a.m., while other affected customers in Bridgetown and its outskirts and some central and eastern areas were restored by 10:27 a.m.
Service to the remaining affected customers in the north and west of the island was restored by 12:48 p.m.