April 18, 2018 / 4:21 PM / 7 months ago

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide blackout - AP

People cross a street with traffic lights gone out after Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's power company, said Wednesday that a major power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to almost all customers, in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Willin Rodriguez

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

The hurricane inflicted widespread damage to homes and infrastructure when it hit Puerto Rico in September, including wiping out power across the Caribbean island.

Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

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