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Thursday, January 13, 2005
Blackout In The South



The Klang Valley and the Southern states of the peninsula have been affected by a blackout. BERNAMA reports that several parts of the Klang Valley, including Putrajaya, were affected by a power failure which occurred at about 12.30 pm. The other states affected are Melaka, Johore and Negri Sembilan. The KLIA has also been affected.
People are advised to stay off the roads as the traffic lights are out and traffic jams are expected. The unexpected blackout unfortunately began at the start of the lunch break and rush hour.
Tenaga Nasional has yet to come out with a statement but radio reports say that the blackout is probably caused by problems in Klang.
Will the blackout go nationwide? Just wait and see and keep your fingers crossed. The last almost total nationwide blackout was in '96. If you have emergency lights, take them out and charge them while electric supply is available. Low on petrol, go fill up your car. Also remember to charge up your PDA and laptop batteries. Hunt for those candles left over from christmas and aromatherapy sessions.
Blog while you can.

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This is what the STAR has to say ::
KUALA LUMPUR: A problem at the Kapar switchyard at the Port Klang Power Station caused it to trip at 12.16pm, resulting in the National Grid losing 1,700MW, says Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).
TNB Deputy president/deputy chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Hadi Mohd Deros said to avoid the whole nation from suffering a blackout, Tenaga had to carry out load shedding after that.
"This led to Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor experiencing total blackout. In the Klang Valley, this caused the KL East and Pudu Hulu intake stations to trip, causing outages in several parts," he said.


Malaysiakini has also a report out on the chaos said to have been caused by the outage.


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