CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said large amounts of rain from Saturday to Monday have compromised its underground circuits and knocked out power to Christiansted town as of 8:50 a.m Tuesday.
WAPA said its line crews are working to restore electrical service to Christiansted town and are currently pumping out a flooded manhole to determine the extent of any damage to the authority’s underground infrastructure.
“Service will be restored as quickly as possible,” WAPA said in a statement published on Facebook. “Crews have also been dispatched to a number of areas where isolated service interruptions have been reported.”
WAPA said that line crews have worked throughout the night and have been redeployed to areas including: Estate Work and Rest, William’s Delight, Pellier, Annas Hope, Paradise, Whim, Concordia, Mary’s Fancy, Peter’s Rest and Grove Place.
“WAPA apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the service interruptions and will continue the effort to full restoration as quickly and safely as possible,” the authority said.