The Deir Ammar power plant near Tripoli, Monday, April 16, 2012. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
BEIRUT: Electricite Du Liban Thursday said it needed another 48 hours to complete repairs to power networks disrupted by bad weather.
Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, lightning struck the electricity transmission networks leading to power cuts in several Lebanese areas including the capital’s administrative areas, EDL said in a statement.
The company said technical teams had managed to make repairs by 2 a.m. Thursday but that it would need another two days to complete work on the Deir Ammar and Zahrani power plants.
“The situation should be back to normal Saturday night,” the company said.
In a separate statement, EDL said maintenance work in Beirut on Friday would lead to power cuts in several areas of the capital. The power outages will last from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
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