Power outages affect thousands around the country

Thousands lose power in the TA area, around the country due to problem with the supply of natural gas; police get calls of people stuck in elevators.

September 20, 2010 16:23
The Reading power station north of Tel Aviv.

reading power station 311. (photo credit: Yossi Weiss)


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Emergency services received hundreds of calls from Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan residents on Monday complaining of power outages in the area.

Police reported receiving calls to rescue people stuck in elevators of different buildings.

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The cause of the outage was reported to be a problem in the gas supply at the Hagit power station near Yokne'am. 

The Israel Electric Corporation said that they were very close to fixing the problem but reports later said the problem had been fixed and the outage reduced to Herzliya and Raanana. 

Power was expected to be fully restored within half an hour.

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