In the Saratov region, about 71 thousand people were left without electricity

About 71 thousand people in the Saratov region were left without electricity due to adverse weather conditions, reports RIA Novosti.

On Tuesday due to rain, thunderstorms and strong winds power outages in electrical networks of 110-220 kV and mass outages in distribution of 6-10 kV. As at 15.00 Moscow time has been disconnected three overhead transmission lines 110 kV and two 110 kV substation.

"The power of disabled consumers – 15 MW. As much as possible without electricity remained part of the consumers of the city Balakovo (about 71 000)", – stated in the message.

The outside air temperature 33 degrees Celsius. Conducted emergency repair work.

Liquidation of consequences of massive violations of electricity supply is under special control of the Ministry of energy, the government Commission on electricity supply security (Federal HQ).