WAPA Turns Off Power In St. Thomas And St. John … Five Feeders Disconnected Today
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — About 11,700 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers on five St. Thomas and St. John feeders are without electrical service this morning.
WAPA said the “power interruption” is the result of a” tripped generating unit at the Randolph Harley Power Plant” on St. Thomas.
“Customers on Feeders 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B and 9C are affected,” WAPA said. “Plant personnel are working to restart the tripped unit and restore service to the affected customers.”
Meanwhile, the Virgin Islands Free Press was told by a concerned reader that a transformer exploded near Seaborne Airlines on St. Croix about 1 p.m. today.
It is not known how many people in Christiansted town are affected by the WAPA explosion.
The concerned reader said that a WAPA bucket truck arrived on the scene in St. Croix at 1:50 p.m. to replace the blown transformer.
“Approximately 900 customers on St. Croix Feeder 1A are experiencing an electrical service interruption,” WAPA said on Facebook at 2:26 p.m. “A line department crew has been dispatched to determine the cause of the interruption, make any necessary repairs, and restore service to the affected customers.”
The bucket truck arrived at 1:50 p.m. The concerned reader said that WAPA “drove around” the area but has done nothing since.
WHAT FEEDER AM I ON?