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‘Technical problems cause power outages in main cities’

Jan 14,2014 - Last updated at Jan 14,2014

AMMAN — Technical problems at the Qatraneh power generation station resulted in a two-hour blackout in several areas of the Kingdom, including parts of Amman, according to a statement by the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO).

NEPCO said in the statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the station witnessed “a technical malfunction” at 6:30pm resulting in a shortage in generated power, thus resulting in disconnecting the power supply to some areas of the Kingdom.

The technical problem was solved two hours later, the company said.

Citizens complained of outages in various parts of the country, mainly in the three major cities — Amman, Irbid and Zarqa.

On social media, citizens reported that traffic lights were out, causing some chaos at major intersections, while some shops had to close.

Others complained that they were unable to turn their heaters on.

Some parents voiced worries that their children, who have university and school exams, were unable to study.


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