Oman: Electrical grid problems leads to 'partial blackout'

Oman: Electrical grid problems leads to 'partial blackout'
Parts of Oman were plunged into darkness on Monday as problems with the country's electrical grid led to a 'partial blackout'.
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06 September, 2022
Muscat was hit by a power blackout, among other provinces in the Gulf Arab nation, impacting energy, telecommunications and aviation sectors [source: Getty]

Electrical grid problems cut power to parts of Oman on Monday, authorities said. The state-run Oman News Agency announced the power cuts, describing the outage as a "partial blackout". 

The "Oman Electricity Transmission Company is currently handling this blackout and the electricity will be restored gradually," the agency said, without elaborating on the cause.

It said the outages are affecting Muscat, the country's capital, and other areas. The agency added that officials hope to restore power in the next four hours.

Power was restored to all areas affected by a blackout hit Oman's capital Muscat, Omani Authority of Public Services Regulation said early on Tuesday in a statement.