: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Electricity down in Avdiyivka, water supplies suspended

The Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas remains without electricity and water supplies due to the damage at a high-voltage line feeding the area, according to Ukraine`s State Service for Emergency Situations.

”As of 07:00 on March 30, there is no centralized power supply; water supplies to the town have been suspended. Central heating is provided by a local coke plant,” the report said.

According to the emergency services, 4,000 cubic meters of water had been pumped into a local reservoir.

Social infrastructure facilities with no own backup power systems are being provided with electricity from eight generators installed by the State Service for Emergency Situations.

Earlier, a 110 kV high-voltage transmission line was damaged on March 29 amid fighting, leading to a suspension of power supplies to some 22,000 residents of Avdiyivka, the local coke plant, and Donetsk filtering station – provided of water supplies.


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