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JPS says power blackout widespread, uncertain of cause

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 4:22 PM
Reports have of a power blackout have come from Manchester, Hanover, St Mary, Kingston, St Andrew, Portland, St Catherine, Trelawny, St James, Clarendon and Westmoreland.

‎The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that Sunday's power blackout was "fairly widespread".‎

The JPS issued a statement almost an hour after reports began to emerge about the outage. 

"The problem seems to be fairly widespread as customers in several parishes have been affected," the J‎PS said in a statement released via its Twitter account. ‎

It added: "We are not able at this point to say what caused the problem or how soon we’ll have everybody back on, but power has already been restored to some areas."‎

Reports have come from Manchester, Hanover, St Mary, Kingston, St Andrew, Portland, St Catherine, Trelawny, St James, Clarendon and Westmoreland.

Energy Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley said he has been in contact with the Kelly Tomblin, president and chief executive of JPS.