Power being restored in Pori, Finland

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Temperatures in Pori, Finland dropped to nearly minus 20 degrees Celsius on Tuesday when power was knocked out of approximately 2000 homes. (Riikka Rautiainen/ Yle)
Temperatures in Pori, Finland dropped to nearly minus 20 degrees Celsius on Tuesday when power was knocked out of approximately 2000 homes. (Riikka Rautiainen/ Yle)
Some 2,000 households in the Meri-Pori area awoke to a power cut on Tuesday morning, but the majority have now electricity restored.

Temperatures in the area have dropped to nearly minus 20 degrees Celsius, which increased the urgency to restore power.

The very cold temperatures combined with a lack of electricity could have caused problems Tuesday morning for thousands of residents in Pori, located on the west coast of Finland.

Regional electricity provider Pori Energia’s website says that power was cut off to some 2,000 homes at about 7 am Tuesday morning.

Electricity being re-established

The majority of homes have had their electricity restored, the company reported at about 9 am Tuesday.

As of 9:15 am some 200 households remained without power.

Earlier Tuesday Pori Energia’s operations manager Tero Isoviita said electricity would be restored within a couple of hours.

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