HK Gov: Power cable accident concerning

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Fire in Yuen Long, 21 June 2022. ctto

The Government is very concerned about a power cable accident yesterday evening, June 21, involving a power cable bridge operated by CLP Power Hong Kong. A fire broke out at Kwong Yip Street in Yuen Long yesterday (June 21) at 7.12 pm.

The Government’s Emergency Monitoring & Support Centre has been activated. Various government bureaus and departments have responded proactively and tried their best to maintain law and order, medical and other emergency services, and assist residents in need.

The Government said it understands that the power outage incident in this very hot weather has greatly affected the public, and it is deeply sorry for this.

It appealed to affected residents to be patient, adding that CLP Power is making every effort to repair the damage, with a view to restoring the power supply as soon as possible.

The Government stressed that this accident was an isolated incident, which affected the power supply system in individual districts, and the overall power grid and power supply situation in Hong Kong remains normal.

The Government will request CLP Power to investigate the incident in detail, find out the course and causes of the accident, and submit a report, with a view to preventing similar incidents from happening again.

Due to the unexpected incident, some schools in Tin Shui Wai were suspended today due to a power outage. The Education Bureau (EDB), after liaison, has learned that some schools in Tin Shui Wai are unable to operate as normal today (June 22) and need to temporarily suspend classes as some areas in the district are still being affected by the power outage. Relevant schools will arrange for staff to look after students who might arrive.

Schools in the district are also advised to exercise flexibility in dealing with individual students’ lateness or absence due to the power outage incident. The EDB will closely monitor the situation and liaise with other government departments to provide appropriate assistance to schools.

Hongkong Post said today (June 22) that service at Tin Yuet Post Office is temporarily suspended due to the power outage incident. Hongkong Post will resume the service as soon as the power supply is restored.

Members of the public can access postal services at the nearby Tin Yiu Post Office (1/F, Tin Yiu Plaza) or Yuen Long Post Office (1/F, Hop Yick Plaza, 23 Tai Tong Road). Hongkong Post apologizes for the inconvenience caused.