April 18, 2018 / 6:15 PM / 3 months ago

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

April 18 (Reuters) - The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island’s power company, said Wednesday that a major power line failure in the southern part of the U.S. island territory knocked out electric service to almost all customers.

PREPA said in a statement it expects to restore service to customers in 24 to 36 hours. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino, Jessica Resnick-Ault and Nick Brown in New York Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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