Underground cables hit during road works in Mellieha
Enemalta employees have been deployed twice to carry repairs following two incidents in the past 24 hours during which the private contractor currently working on the Mellieħa road works hit an underground cable, parts of which were exposed, in view of the current road works.
The first incident occurred yesterday afternoon at 3.43 p.m. when the contractor working in Mellieha, hit an underground 11kV Enemalta cable, suspending supply in parts of Mellieha.
Enemalta employees were immediately deployed to identify and repair the damage and power to most areas was restored by 5.27 p.m., with the last substation being reenergised at 1.59 a.m.
The second incident took place, at 8.32 a.m. today, when the same private contractor hit another underground cable suspending supply to other parts of Mellieha. The damage was immediately attended to by Enemalta employees and power was restored by 9.12 a.m.
These incidents bring the tally of such incidents this year to 26 (compared to 18 over the same period last year).