Operations are back to normal at Victoria Hospital following last evening’s power outage, reportedly caused by a faulty breaker.
Sources told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the blackout occurred between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Power was restored but the second blackout occurred about an hour later and lasted until around 8:30 p.m.. SNO received word of the second outage around 7:20 p.m.
“The entire hospital is in darkness except for a few lamps,” an eyewitness described the situation at the time to SNO.
A crew from the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) worked feverishly to restore to power.
Sources told SNO that Victoria Hospital has experienced brief power outages in the past but yesterday’s incident appeared to have been one of the longest and “most complex” as it took sometime for the LUCELEC crews to find the problem and restore power.