A massive power outage is affecting Argentina and Uruguay as of the morning (local time) of Sunday, June 16. The outage occurred at approximately 07:00 and is affecting most areas in both countries. According to media sources in Argentina, the blackout has caused train service to stop and traffic signals are failing. Similar transportation disruptions are also likely in Uruguay. The blackout is ongoing as of 09:00 and it is unclear when power will be restored. Significant transportation and business disruptions are anticipated in the coming hours and days. Associated demonstrations are possible if the blackout persists.
Individuals in Argentina and Uruguay are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible, and to be cautious when driving or crossing streets if traffic signals are not functioning.
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