THE power supply went out at 12.30pm when most office workers were about to go for lunch.
Eateries in shopping complexes had to use candles to provide light for their customers.
There was no unusual congestion at major roads in the city as policemen were deployed to control the traffic.
The situation remained “normal” at the Causeway except that Immigration and Customs officers were seen using paper fans to cool themselves down.
“It could be a different story if this had happened on a weekend,” an officer said.
The Sultanah Aminah Hospital remained virtually unaffected as critical services including operation theatres were equipped with standby generators for emergencies.
Power supply to certain parts of the state capital resumed at 2.30pm, starting with Taman Maju Jaya and Pasir Pelangi.
Supply to other areas including Bandar Baru Uda in Tampoi, Skudai, Gelang Patah where the Port of Tanjung Pelepas is located and Senai was restored in stages.
Power supply in Senai where the airport was located was reported to have resumed at 3pm followed by Gelang Patah about 10 minutes later and Tampoi at 3.30pm.
In other major towns in the state, including Muar and Batu Pahat, the blackout started at 12.30pm but the power came back in stages.
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