Gibraltar power cut plunges Rock into darkness as damaged gear blamed

Gibraltar Electricity Authority blames Montague substation switch machinery

LAST UPDATED: 15 Oct, 2015 @ 10:53

A POWER cut that struck Gibraltar on Wednesday morning has been slammed by Rock residents.

Gibraltar power cutThe blackout occured at 5am with most houses reconnected by 11am on Wednesday.

The Gibraltar Electricity Authority blamed the cut on damaged switch gear at Montague substation.

Irate residents took to the company’s Facebook page to voice their anger.

“What a joke? Ive had to give my 6 months old baby a yogurt as i cant even make him a damn bottle!! And my toddler is missing nursery too,” wrote Natalie Donaldson.

Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham called the power cuts were “absolutely scandalous and still an issue a week before Chief Minister Fabien Picardo calls a general election.

A GSD statement said: “It’s a shocking indictment of the GSLP/Liberals energy policy that after four years in office our community is still regularly experiencing lengthy and costly power failures.”

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    • Get your facts right, Gibraltar is not Independent (yet), it is a British Overseas Territory.

      Third World? I agree the power cuts are annoying, but you overlook that Gibraltar has the third highest GDP per capita in the world.

      Not crumbling at all, although there is always room for improvement.