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One million people hit by Cádiz power cut
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ThinkSpain , Tuesday, July 27, 2004

A power cut at 1.45pm yesterday afternoon left more than a million people in the province of Cádiz without electricity for more than two hours. Worst affected were hotel, restaurant and shop owners (photo, the owner of the "Hermanos Moreno" grocery store in Jérez) catering for thousands of summer holidaymakers, who fear a repeat of the chaos caused by a similar problem in Sevilla during the whole of the last week of June 2003.

According to Endesa, it seems that the problem was caused by a combination of record consumption levels given the recent hot weather and a failure detected in the Trocadero-Matagorda high tension power cable. More than forty towns and villages in the province were affected, but particularly badly hit was the town of Jérez de la Frontera where power was not restored until after 5pm. Demand is so high at the moment that as soon as the problem was resolved, consumption levels once again continued to break all previous records.

 
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