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Islanders left to sweat it out when CFE power fails

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Residents on Isla Mujeres went more than nine hours without electricity after the Federal Electricity Commission announced a failure in their submarine cable.

Islanders were left in the dark as dusk arrived and CFE had yet to finalized repairs. The electrical failure resulted in the closure of businesses as well as general discomfort as homes were left without air conditioning.

During the power failure, Telcel was limiting service to avoid completely discharging the batteries that feed the signals.

Photo: CFE

The Federal Electricity Commission confirmed Thursday afternoon that the failure was due to a problem in the submarine cable that supplies electricity to Isla Mujeres. Electricians worked throughout the day and evening to restore service.

Without giving details about the failure, they explained that there were personnel working on the problem saying they would continue to work until electricity was restored in its entirely and normalized.

The electrical failure occurred just after 1:00 p.m. Thursday. CFE said they would have it restored by Friday.