Power Outages Plunge Kashmir Valley Into Darkness After First November Snowfall Since 2009


Power Outages Plunge Kashmir Valley Into Darkness After First November Snowfall Since 2009

Unprecedented power outages plunged the Kashmir Valley into darkness, with authorities on Sunday blaming Saturday’s heavy snowfall for the disruption.

The valley witnessed snowfall in the month of November for the first time since 2009.

Chief engineer electric maintenance Kashmir, Hashmat Qazi said the power outage was caused by the breakdown of major supply lines due to the fall of foliage laden branches on the supply lines.

“Due to disruption of transmission lines, our supply has come down to 80 megawatts instead of the usual 1300 megawatts of routine supply,” Qazi said. Read more

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