Large blackout hits parts of Brussels, many without power

PUBLISHED Thu, February 09, 2017 - 5:20pm EST
Credit: Ded Proko

A large blackout has hit parts of the Belgian capital of Brussels, leaving many customers in parts of the city and its suburbs without power, residents say. Only few details were immediately available and the cause is unknown. (more)

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The incident began at around 10:45 p.m. local time on Thursday when residents in areas of the city and suburbs such as as Etterbeek, Schaerbeek (also known as Schaarbeek), Saint-Josse, and Woluwe-Saint-Lambert were plunged into darkness.

The extent of the outage was not immediately clear and there was no word from Sibelga, which provides gas and electricity services to the Brussels capital. It noted on its website that a smaller power outage affected an area in Brussels earlier on Thursday, but that outage was resolved by 8:30 p.m.

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