ECG Switches Off Power In These Neighbourhoods Due To The Accra Heavy Downpour

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has issued a notice to residents of some communities in Accra of a power interruption exercise that will affect them, due to the recent floods of Monday, May 23, 2022.

According to a statement dated Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the ECG said the rainstorms had affected one of its supply points, forcing it to cut power to the affected areas.

“The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited wishes to inform our cherished customers and the general public that the rainstorm which hit Greater Accra from yesterday till this dawn, has flooded our La Primary Sub-station, and Accra Central Bulk Supply Point on the Graphic Road.

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“Consequently, the ECG has shut down the two (2) substations to safeguard and secure the network,” the statement said in part.

It further mentioned the specific areas expected to be affected by this action, while assuring them that the power will be restored by the close of the day, Tuesday, May 24.

“This has interrupted supply to the following areas: Tsaadoman township, La township, Trade Fair, parts of Burma Camp, Teshie Tebibianor, Teshie Maami, South Industrial Area, Kingsway, Adabraka township, Odornaa, the Ridge enclave, Zongolane, Workers College, Laterbiokoshie, Sukura, Appiah Dankwah and surrounding areas.

“Customers and the general public should note that power will be restored latest by close of day Tuesday, 24th May 2022,” it added.

Earlier, GhanaWeb reported that Tuesday morning in Accra was a wreck – in summary. Various parts of the capital of Ghana were left in ruins after heavy rains poured from the evening of Monday, May 23, 2022, to about the early hours of Tuesday morning.

As usual, parts of the capital were flooded after just a few hours of rain on Monday evening and videos of cars submerged in water, kiosks floating atop floodwaters, and roads flooded had taken over social media platforms.

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After over 7 hours of rain, one would be lucky to have woken up to a house without flooded rooms, a shop with its content still intact, an office without water in its compound, a market stall without ruined goods and or a road covered by floods if driving or in a vehicle.

All over, there were signs of destruction, from trees being uprooted to cars being crashed, tarred roads being destroyed, and wooden structures being carried away.

The floods led to heavy vehicular traffic in some parts of Accra.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has urged all, particularly parents to be very cautious about movements after the rains as many parts of the country are flooded.

In a statement, they cautioned parents to look out for the safety of their children.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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