NGCP line trips off in Ilocos Norte


LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte: Residents in some parts of Ilocos Norte experienced power and water interruptions after the Laoag-Marcos 69kV line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) tripped off at about 9:42 on Monday evening.

Regional Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Lilibeth Gaydowen said the Laoag-Marcos 69kV line tripped off on Monday evening at the height of sporadic thunder and lightning and intermittent rainfall.

As of posting time, the power transmission service is yet to be restored affecting some parts of the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative distribution lines covering the towns of Vintar, Sarrat, Piddig, Marcos, Solsona, Nueva Era, Banna, Carasi and parts of Bacarra and Laoag City.

Meanwhile, the Ilocos Norte Water District has announced early Tuesday one of their facilities in Buyon village in neighboring Bacarra town exploded, making some villages in Laoag City’s south of the river and some parts of Bacarra town waterless as of the moment.

Manager John Teodoro of INWD assured his men were already deployed in the area to restore water services soonest. PNA


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