Serbia: Public transport partially collapsed, outages, but not time for blame

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Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic said on Monday that 30 percent of the power plant in Belgrade’s municipality of Obrenovac did not function after heavy snow hit the country on Sunday, but did not want to blame anyone yet.

She promised the stabilization in power supply in the next two days but said it was not time to look for those responsible for the outage.

Earlier on Monday, an official said over 90,000 consumers did not have electricity, mainly due to snow. The most challenging situation with a severe problem with the power supply was in the west and northwest of the country.

In Belgarde, 800 damages caused by falling trees and branches were reported.

Mihajlovic added that 2,200 substations were out of voltage and that workers were on the ground trying to get them back in order.



“It’s a crisis. I don’t want to speak whether it was something that could have been done in this or that way, whether someone was more or less responsible. When we finished everything, we can talk if that could have been different,” she said, visiting the Obrenovac power plant.


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