Some 185 transformer substations blacked out due to shelling, more than 30,000 residents left without electricity near Severodonetsk – regional authorities
As of Wednesday morning, March 30, 185 transformer substations near Severodonetsk were blacked out as a result of shelling the day before, more than 30,000 local residents were left without electricity. Repair work is not being carried out because of the shelling of the occupier, head of Luhansk Regional Administration Serhiy Haidai said.
"Yesterday, repairmen went to the scene of an accident on a power line near Severodonetsk, but the Russians continued shelling, we hope for safe access to damaged communications," he wrote on Telegram.
According to him, numerous outages occurred yesterday afternoon after massive shelling by the enemy. Unfortunately, the damage to critical infrastructure is very serious. Only due to a gust on a high-voltage line with a voltage of 110 kV near Severodonetsk, 185 transformer substations were de-energized.
"There are 30,434 local residents left without electricity. This is in addition to those who have been living without electricity since the beginning of March due to the destruction of other power lines. Yesterday, repairmen went to the accident site on the power line, but the Russians continued shelling, we hope for safe access to damaged communications today," Haidai added.
In total, 748 transformer substations were disconnected in Luhansk region due to the Russian invasion. Thirteen settlements have been partially de-energized and 23 completely blacked out. There are 121,018 consumers left without electricity.