KL traffic lights break down due to blackouts

PETALING JAYA: Many traffic lights in Kuala Lumpur are malfunctioning due to the nationwide blackout that hit several parts of the country on Wednesday (July 27).

“Motorists are advised to exercise caution to prevent any untoward incident.

“DBKL traffic wardens have been mobilised to affected locations to regulate and monitor the situation,” Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said in a statement.

Klang Valley folk were caught off guard after a power outage hit several areas on Wednesday afternoon, disrupting their work and daily activities.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), in a statement, said the incident that began at 12.39pm involved several states in the peninsula.

“The outage accounted for 2.2GW of power, which comprised 10% of the total energy demand.

“Among areas affected were Petaling Jaya, Cheras, Bangi, Bayan Lepas, Seberang Jaya, Panchor and Bandar Indera Mahkota.

“Power supply to affected areas was restored within 20 to 40 minutes except to those in the Klang Valley,” it said.

Earlier, TNB said its technical team was working to identify the cause of the incident.

“Work is underway to restore the power supply. We apologise for the inconvenience,” it said in a statement via its TNB Careline’s official Facebook page.

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