In Brussels there was a massive power outage

The massive power outage happened on Thursday evening, February 9, in the Belgian capital Brussels. According to network company Sibelga, remained without electricity for three of the commune, inhabited by about 200 thousand people.

Power failure happened around 22:40 local time (00:40 GMT Friday) and touched the commune of Schaerbeek, Evere and Saint-Josse-ten-Node. The cause of PE was technical failure at the substation in Charleroi, located in the North-East of Brussels. No meals were 5 of 48 substations serving the Belgian capital.

The quarter in which the institutions of the European Union, remained without electricity, however, the buildings of the EU institutions is light, reports RTL. The assurance of Sibelga, the electricity is also supplied to hospitals and other social infrastructure.

In the de-energized parts not working street lighting and traffic lights, however, the situation is calm, people on the streets there, according to TASS.

Problems with energy supply, as noted by RTL, began in the afternoon of 9 February. Around 17:45 local time (19:45 GMT) remained without electricity neighborhoods, located in the street of Congr. On elimination of consequences of the accident took about 2.5 hours.