Blackouts hit over 150 settlements across Ukraine due to snowstorms

11:40, 09 February 2018
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"From February 8 to February 9, 152 settlements in five regions (Chernivtsi – 89, Ivano-Frankivsk – 32, Ternopil – 25, Chernihiv – 3 and Sumy – 3) were left without electricity due to the safety power transmission line system actuation as a result of the deterioration of weather conditions (heavy snow and gusts of wind)," the press center of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports.

Read alsoUkrainian gas stocks down to 12.3 bcm within weekRegional power distribution companies have deployed repair brigades in the area to restore power supply, the agency added.

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