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.