Foto: Sveriges Radio samt Gotlands energi.
Photo: Sveriges Radio and Gotlands energi

Power returns to Gotland

Electricity has returned to most of the island of Gotland, after a power outage that at worst had 40,000 households without current.

The electricity disappeared around 1:30 PM, and was restored to virtually all customers by around 5:00 PM. Björn Axelsson, head of network operations for the Geab power company, tells P4 Gotland that the cause of the power failure was a very rare short circuit or grounding fault.

At 3184 square kilometers (1,229 square miles), Gotland is slightly larger than the American state of Rhode Island.

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