More than a quarter of a million homes with power outage in western France

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Households were affected across Haute-Vienne, Creuse, Corrèze (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and Indre (Center-Val-de-Loire) for more than two hours, according to network manager RTE.Haute-Vienne was the most affected (with 163,000 households) followed by Indre (54,000), Creuse (53,000) and Corrèze (2,400).

The fault started at 9:26 p.m. It was caused by a breakdown of the Eguzon substation (Indre).

In several tweets aimed at informing customers of the situation, RTE in South-West said its teams were working with electricity supplier Enedis to “do as much as possible to establish the connection”.

But for more than two hours, the inhabitants were plunged into almost total darkness, especially in the towns of Limoges (Haute-Vienne) and Châteauroux (Indre).

Some households began to report that their electricity was restored before 11:00 pm, RTE confirming “the end of the power cut” at a quarter past midnight (11:44 pm). She apologized to her clients for the “momentary inconvenience.”

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