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Nov 4, 2022

Localised Damages across Neighbourhoods

Vonetta Burrell

B.E.L.’s Corporate Communications Manager Vonetta Burrell also gave an update on the restoration of power in the Cayo District.  For the most part, while power has been fully restored out west, she clarifies that there are some individual homes that have still not been reconnected.  The issue of one side of the street having current and the other side in darkness is common. She explains.


Vonetta Burrell, Manager, Corporate Communications Department, B.E.L.

“The majority of the Cayo District is now fully restored. I want to clarify that there may be customers with localised damages. We’ve been getting a lot of reports of people seeing neighbours in adjacent streets having power but they might not have, please know that the way the distribution system is arranged, there might be some instances within those interconnections that require more specific repairs to low voltage lines. Another factor that customers might be experiencing, who are unable to be reconnected, is that of damaged service entrances and that’s the connection between your home and B.E.L. system. Some people who have sustained damages to that infrastructure that’s necessary for safe connection, they may need to seek the assistance of a licensed electrician to assist with those repairs. So those are the two main circumstances under which we may have customers who are seeing others in their neighbourhood connected, but they themselves don’t have power. And we are also trying our best to make sure that those numbers remain minimal.”

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