1700 residents affected

45 minute power cut in Swisttal

Ein Kurzschluss am Margarethenhof war die Ursache für einen Stromausfall in Königswinter.

Symbolic shot.

Swisttal. Around 1700 people in the municipality of Swisttal were without electricity for around 45 minutes on Friday evening. The reason for the power failure is not yet known.

Around 1700 people in the municipality of Swisttal were without electricity for around 45 minutes on Friday evening. The reason for the power failure is not yet known. As a spokesman for the network operator Westnetz told the GA, residents in parts of Heimerzheim, Ollheim and Straßfeld as well as Dom-Esch in the district of Euskirchen were affected by the failure from 4.47 pm onwards.

What is certain though is that the fault was caused by a line at the Großbüllesheim transformer station. According to Westnetz, it is not yet known why the fault occurred. Most of the residents had electricity again around 5.32 pm due to network switches. In the waterworks in Heimerzheim an emergency power generator was used. 

Original text: Mario Quadt

Translation: Mareike Graepel