April 18, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013

Blackouts, road blocks continue across City

By Pablo Bardin
For the Herald
Security Secretary Sergio Berni has affirmed that around 19,000 households remain without electrical power as blackouts persist in the City of Buenos Aires, while several key thoroughfares in the capital suffered roadblocks from residents irate at the lack of service.

Among the major highways where traffic was interrupted was the Arturo Illia, where residents of the Villa 31 in Retiro cut off lanes demanding the return of power. The La Plata-Buenos Aires highway was also blocked for the same reason, in the area of Dock Sud, Avellaneda.

"We are working first of all on the restoration of the nework in the Capital, in those neighbourhoods most affected. We have been working all night with the technicians, mostly from Edesur, with the police and the Border Guards," Berni explained.

"[This morning] there were approximately 19,000 users affected by the power cuts," he added, stating that it was "unacceptable" that some areas had been without energy for up to 12 days.

"The City on the whole is supplied with power except for those particular areas, which is unacceptable, but we are working in order to give those residents power very soon," Berni asserted.
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