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Rainstorms could cause power outages – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the country’s power distributors, says the onset of the rains could cause power outages.

It was, therefore, working tirelessly to strengthen and maintain a robust power distribution network.

A statement issued by the ECG in Accra said the rainstorm and stormy winds would cause the falling of trees, billboards, and ripped roofing, and that could cause damage to electrical conductors, resulting in major outages.

The ECG explained that the major outages that may occur would be transient trippings, and would be temporary interruptions.

It, however, said permanent faults on its feeders would be rectified though it might take a while to be restored by its engineers.

It urged individualised local outages and incidence of fallen or sagging conductors within customers’ vicinities to report to ECG by calling its Service Centre on 0302-611611, the nearest ECG office, or reach out to them on their social media handles via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for prompt intervention.

“ECG wishes to alert all and sundry to be extremely careful during the rainy days not to go near any sagging or fallen electrical conductor since it could be fatal,” it said.