Streets Blocked in Mérida Due to Power Outages

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Residents demand CFE to restore electricity after a week without service

In Mérida, Yucatán, residents of the Nueva Kukulcán neighborhood blocked Circuito Colonias Avenue yesterday to demand the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) restore electrical power.

Francisco Miranda Solís, one of the affected residents, pointed out that they have been without electricity since early last Monday, and so far, the company led by Manuel Bartlett has not provided a solution to the problem.

As reported, more than ten states in the country, including Yucatán, are in a state of emergency because the high temperatures have exceeded the capacity of the electrical system, causing blackouts and intermittent suspension of the power supply at different points.

The residents of the Nueva Kukulcán neighborhood also closed both lanes of the eastern Circuito Colonias yesterday, between the sports complex and Plaza Kukulcán, in protest of the lack of electrical power in their residential area.

“The Federal Electricity Commission told us it was a matter of time, but this morning we called again and they told us there is no date for when they will address our demands, as there are no resources,” stated Francisco Miranda.

Outages Lasting Hours

Since Tuesday, due to the intense heatwave, there has been a high consumption of energy, which caused failures in the electricity supply in the State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Michoacán, and Veracruz, lasting at least two hours.

On Thursday, at least 16 entities reported blackouts, moments after the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) announced a state of operational emergency starting at 18:00 hours.

In Mexico City, residents of the Asturias neighborhood, located in the Cuauhtémoc borough, blocked the intersection of Andrés Molina and Viaducto Miguel Alemán due to the lack of electricity in their homes, which caused the failure of a transformer.

Source: El Universal