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February 12, 2018

Explosion At Substation Plunges Parts Of Puerto Rico Into Darkness Once Again

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NPR – Much of northern Puerto Rico that had seen power finally restored months after Hurricane Maria, was in darkness again on Sunday following an explosion and fire at an electrical substation.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, says several areas are without power, after an explosion and fire at the substation in Monacillo on the outskirts of the capital, San Juan.

NPR's Adrian Florido, reporting from San Juan, says the blackout affects the heavily populated northern part of the island after the explosion that occurred at about 9 p.m. Sunday.

As of Sunday, a third of the utility's customers were still without electricity after losing it in the wake of Maria in September, Adrian says.

Read more at NPR.

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