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17 Jun 2019 | 01:42 AM UTC

Argentina/Paraguay/Uruguay: Power restored to 90 percent of customers June 16 /update 2

Argentina News Alert

Authorities announce power restoration for 90 percent of customers as of June 16 evening

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

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Argentina's state media announced that power had been restored to 90 percent of customers connected to Argentina's main power grid as of 20:35 (local time) on Sunday, June 16, following a massive blackout that affected residents in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Power had also been restored to most customers in Uruguay and southern Paraguay. Lingering power outages and consequent disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in affected areas over the coming hours.  


A blackout occurred at 07:00 (local time) on Sunday, June 16, and affected the country's main power grid as well as the national power grid of Uruguay and southern Paraguay.


Individuals in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay are advised to monitor the situation and keep battery-operated devices fully charged when possible.


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