Various power cuts were reported around Malta as an intense storm covered most of the island.
According to the Enemalta official live power outage map, the multiple localities were experiencing power cuts during the storm: Attard, Gharghur, Lija, Mosta, Naxxar, Mgarr, Rabat and Mellieha. The power cuts come as Malta is battered by thunder, lightning and rain, with many encountering traffic caused by the intense weather.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, Enemalta dispatched its technical teams to repair damages to its outdoor electricity infrastructure in certain rural areas, including aerial lines and outdoor transformers.
These damages were reported in a few localised small zones in the countryside, in areas such as Wardija, Mtahleb, Marnisi and Armier. Electricity supply to the affected areas was restored through alternative connections within a short time. In isolated cases, the affected areas will be reconnected to the grid as soon as repairs are completed.
On Thursday, the Company also responded to an underground cable fault affecting parts of Naxxar, Gharghur and Mosta. Electricity supply was restored through alternative connections soon afterwards.
In information sent to the newsroom, Enemalta stated that it is committed to continue improving the quality of its electricity services in Malta and Gozo through an ongoing investment in the national grid, the continued development of its human resources and the consolidation of its customer support services.