This Thursday at 4:00 pm, a blackout surprised Venezuelans and several states in the country were without electricity. Through social media networks it was reported that areas including the Sucre municipality and the Capital District (Caracas) had some sectors without electricity.
— Pedro J Annia O (@Pedro2807) February 4, 2021
Users reported that the downturn was also registered in Naguanagua (Carabobo state), Guarenas (Miranda), Punto Fijo (Falcón), Maracay (Aragua), Maracaibo (Zulia), Mérida (Mérida state), and Barquisimeto (Lara).
Reportan fuerte bajón de luz en varias zonas de Caracas , Ocumare, Anzoátegui , …
— Marivic Merola (@la_italianita) February 4, 2021
In Caracas, the countryside, Libertador Avenue, Sucre parish, San Agustin, Guarenas, Guatire and La Pastora were left without electricity, and surges were reported in El Paraiso and Montalban, among other neighborhoods.
— Reporte Ya (@ReporteYa) February 4, 2021
Users of the Metro de Caracas subway system also reported that the electricity incident affected not only the metro service, but also the El Silencio-Capitolio transfer passage. This was reported by journalist Robert Lobo on his Twitter account. “At 5:00 pm, this is the transfer of the Caracas Metro, El Silencio-Capitolio. Completely dark,” he tweeted, alongside a photo of the passage between these two very busy metro stations.
Featured image: Passage between Capitolio and El SIlencio station during rush hour this Thursday, February 4, after a new electricity incident affected various parts of Venezuela. Photo courtesy of Robert Lobo.
Translation: Orinoco Tribune