Road works damage cables, Power outage hits Pearl-Qatar
A power outage hit The Pearl-Qatar Tuesday morning after road works on Al Shamal Road damaged a cable in the main network feeding the Island.
The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) tweeted around 10.45pm that the cable repair was close to completion and it expected power to be restored within the next few hours.
Earlier, Kahramaa said in a press statement that the outage was triggered at 6.57am after the road work damaged a portion of the power network under the Al Kharaitiyat bridge.
Once the matter was reported, Kahramaa standby teams rushed to the site to resolve the matter. The affected part was located under the bridge, near Ikea, and work was under way in full swing to restore electricity supply to The Pearl-Qatar at the earliest, according to the statement.
Kahramaa worked along with United Development Company (UDC) – main developer of The Pearl-Qatar – to fix the problem.