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Stormy weather causes electricity and traffic problems

Heavy rain and strong winds cause electricity outages as tree branches fall


Unexpected thunderstorms in the middle of May are causing power outages for a third day in Limassol with emergency crews trying to restore electricity and clear the way in many areas.

An unstable air mass is affecting the area over Cyprus, with stormy weather and heavy rain at times knocking out power grids in Limassol districts. Shortly after 2:30pm on Monday, electricity was disrupted in villages such as Moniatis, Arsos, Pano Platres, Trimiklini, Vasa Kilaniou, Potamitissa, Pera Pedi, and Omodos.

Drivers are warned to be cautious of slippery conditions that can cause vehicles to hydroplane

The Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) is currently working to fix the problems.

EAC representative Christina Papadopoulou told CNA News that strong winds caused many branches to be cut down, affecting the power grid that is already overwhelmed due to lighting in the rural areas of the district.

Heavy rain also affected many roads and traffic. Drivers are warned to be cautious of slippery conditions that can cause vehicles to hydroplane, especially those traveling over 50 kilometres per hour.

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