June 18, 2021 GMT
Tens of thousands in dark after blackout hits USVI
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ power company on Friday reported a complete blackout in St. John and St. Thomas, which is the U.S. territory’s most populated island.
Officials said the outage occurred late Thursday when a key power plant lost all generation capacity for unknown reasons.
The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority said it did not know when power would be restored. More than 51,600 people live in St. Thomas and more than 4,000 people live in St. John.