13,000 households in Yuen Long affected by power outage again due to ongoing repair at CLP power cable bridge

Hop Yick Plaza

23rd June 2022 – (Hong Kong) A power cable bridge caught fire on 21st June, causing large-scale power outages in Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun, affecting more than 500,000 citizens. Although CLP said it would take two days to repair, it claimed that power has been gradually restored in most areas. However, Yuen Long had another power outage at 8pm tonight (23rd), affecting about 13,000 households. The power outage lasted for about 30 minutes. There were 6 reports for help with regards to passengers trapped in lifts.

Many shops ​in Hop Yick Plaza and on Sai Ching Street  had no power supply, or the power supply was unstable. There were also power outages in housing estates located along Tai Tong Road and the power supply was restored after about half an hour.

A CLP spokesman said that the power supply in the Tai Tong Road area in Yuen Long was unstable, which affected the power supply of about 13,000 households. After the emergency mobilisation of power supply, power was restored for about 6,000 customers within 10 minutes, and the power supply to remaining 7,000 customers was restored at 8.30pm. After preliminary investigation, it is believed that the accident was related to the instability of the power supply system in the area during the repair work after the fire at the cable bridge. CLP apologised to affected customers.