A blackout has left giant components of Brazil’s north and northeast areas with none electrical energy
RIO DE JANEIRO — A blackout left giant components of Brazil’s north and northeast areas with none electrical energy Tuesday, and energy disruptions had been detected in the remainder of the nation, the Nationwide System Operator mentioned.
At the very least 19 of Brazil’s states had been affected, in accordance with a tally by on-line information web site G1.
The outage affected public transportation. Passengers needed to evacuate subway traces in main cities, together with Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Salvador. Site visitors lights had been out in different cities.
The blackout occurred at 8:31 a.m. native time, authorities authorities mentioned. Energy was restored in some components of the nation by 10:00 a.m., the Nationwide System Operator mentioned in a press release, however many areas remained with out electrical energy.
The reason for the blackout was beneath investigation.