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Zurich suffers power cuts after transformer breakdown

Local News // Sept. 6, 2016
Zurich suffers power cuts after transformer breakdown

Central Zurich suffered a series of blackouts yesterday afternoon. Initially a transformer failure blacked out areas around the main train station and the busy shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse.

Trams came to a standstill, traffic lights failed and shops plunged into darkness.

The electricity company brought in an emergency generator – but it seems the load was too much for it, and shortly after – it failed too.

The lights are now back on.

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