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Traffic lights disconnected | Heavy traffic in Colombo

2 years ago

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Severe traffic congestion was reported yesterday (17) in roads in Colombo as traffic lights were not functioning due to the prevailing islandwide power failure.
Reportedly, as a result of traffic lights not functioning, several roads in the city of Colombo have been blocked. However, police officers had attempted to guide motorists in order to curb the situation. An islandwide power outage occurred at around 12.50 p.m. yesterday due to a technical fault at the Kerawalapitiya Grid Substation. In this regard, the Ministry of Power assured that steps are taken to restore the electricity supply as soon as possible.