Basseterre,St.Kitts November 14 2020 (SKNVIBES)

THE St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) is continuing with its restoration work on the damaged equipment that resulted in an island-wide shut down from around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday (Nov. 12).

As at 8:30 a.m. yesterday, power had been restored to Frigate Bay, Basseterre North and South, Marriott One and Two, Canada, Bayford’s, Port Zante, Sandy Point, Industrial Site and SSMC Feeders.The power outage was as a result of a fire that damaged several cables and power boxes at the Needsmust Power Station.

“At approximately 7:30 a.m. there was a fire at our Needsmust Power Station, which led to an island-wide shut down,” the company said in a statement.SKNVibes News understands that the crews have been working around the clock to ensure the restoration of power throughout the island.