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Employees from The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited continue to work long hours under difficult circumstances, dedicating themselves to restoring supply to customers who have been without power since the passage of Tropical Storm Tomas. Tomas was one of the strongest storms to hit Barbados since Hurricane Janet in 1955.

Light & Power continues to appeal to its customers to be patient and understanding during this difficult period. The Company understands that customers are anxious to have their power restored and wishes to assure everyone that it is doing all that is possible to get all of its customers back on supply. Customers who are trying to call the Company might also experience difficulties in getting through due to the large volume of calls being received. Additional telephone lines have been put into service and the Company is also monitoring the radio programmes to obtain information as customers report problems in their areas.

The Company had given priority to the critical services, including the BWA pumping stations and is pleased to report that supply has been restored to all of the major pumping stations. Work is well in hand to complete restoration of supply to the remaining BWA pumping locations. Electricity supply to Oistins and most of Bridgetown was restored by Saturday, with areas of Tweeside Road and Roebuck Street, as well as the main town center in Speightstown back on supply by Sunday night. By the end of Monday evening, electricity demand was approximately 75% of normal levels.

The Company is aware that there are several districts still without power. These include Clapham, St. Michael; Kent, South Ridge, and Elizabeth Park, Christ Church; Carrington to Hampton, St. Philip; Bath and Station Hill, St. John; Lears, St. Michael; Lowlands and Fairey Valley, Christ Church; areas around Sunset Crest, St. James; Holetown to Porters, St. James; The Garden and Road View, St. Peter; and significant areas from Bellplaine, St. Andrew to Lower Parks, St. Joseph. The Company appreciates the work of the Government emergency services to clear trees to make roads passable and provide access for BL&P crews to carry out their work. Due to the magnitude of the task, BL&P is still experiencing difficulties in gaining access to some areas.

While supply has been restored to many homes and businesses throughout the island, the Company will not rest until supply is restored to all. Customers are reminded that the effort of its line crews will remain focused on correcting faults on the main lines before attention is given to carrying out repairs on individual services. This might result in situations where customers can see that their neighbours have electricity, while their own power remains off due to a problem on the service wire feeding their home.

In the meantime, the Company would encourage persons to help their friends and neighbours who are without supply in whatever way they can.