Many still without electricity in the Agder region

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Constantly, a fresh batch of fallen trees cause new power outages in southern Norway.

‘At 6.00am, our observers noted that there were 2,711 households still without power in Agder. What we are seeing is that new errors occur because new trees are falling across the lines and causing these power outages’, said the director of public affairs, Unni Farestveit in Agder Energi to NRK news.

Agder counties have been hit by power outages since Saturday morning. The reason is the large precipitation of snow in the region. On Sunday morning, just over 9,000 households were without power.

Many homes regained power during the course of Sunday. The worst affected municipalities were Vegårshei, Kristiansand, Iveland, Birkirkara, Amli, Grimstad, Arendal, Tvedestrand, Risør and Gjerstad.

‘Several of those who have been working through the night are going home now, and we will supply 100 new workers who will be going out and continuing to fix the problems’, said Farestveit.

In Vegardshei, on Sunday, residents received an offer to evacuate their homes after a whole day without power. The municipality offered overnight accommodation at the municipality care center for those who needed it.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today