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)





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

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.

We're working to gather more information.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  Brussels, Belgium     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

News summary for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2 Chicago security officers fired for dragging passenger off United flight

Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s latest travel ban

Tropical depression kills at least 83 people in Vietnam

Explosion and fire at oilfield site near Dilley, Texas





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.

W3Schools




SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


Explosion and fire at oilfield site near Dilley, Texas

‘Active shooter’ alert at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Police investigate report of shooting in Stephenville, Texas

Strong earthquake strikes near Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic

ESPN suspends anchor Jemele Hill for 2 weeks





VIDEOS


Dam failure ‘imminent’ in northwest Puerto Rico, evacuations underway

U.S. Senator John McCain will not support revised GOP health care bill

North Korean leader vows to respond to Trump’s threat

Powerful earthquake strikes south of Mexico City, killing at least 226

Maria becomes a hurricane as it moves towards the Caribbean