What caused the Sharjah power glitch

Residents experienced rolling brownouts on Saturday and early Sunday, disrupting electrical power supply to homes and businesses in some areas of the emirate, said authorities.

Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sewa, told Gulf News that excess power loading on some power lines lead to power failures for some residents. Some affected buildings could not endure the overload, because of old electrical boxes in their homes. He said that the power cuts were also due to inner problems in buildings where new modern additions have been added without notifying SEWA to make the necessary amendments.

The supply was restored after Sewa technicians fixed problems in some places while others still needed work to replace old and damaged cables with new ones.

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