Indians will be played despite island-wide blackout, San Juan mayor says

Indians will be played despite island-wide blackout, San Juan mayor says

"All emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested just now and are fully functional", San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz posted on her Twitter account late Wednesday morning. The island has experienced a few large-scale outages in recent months, but the Wednesday blackout is the first to affect all 1.4 million of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority customers.

An excavator operated by a contractor apparently caused the outage, according to the authority, which estimated that power will be restored within 24 to 36 hours. "It's like the first day of Maria all over again".

An island-wide power outage has struck Puerto Rico as the USA territory's electric grid struggles to recover after the devastation from Hurricane Maria past year.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 62/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Lindor attended high school at the United States, in his homeland he could be still called Paquito. It snarled traffic across the island, forced dozens of businesses with no generators to temporarily close and interrupted classes and work.

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"We are working in areas that are quite crowded with high voltage lines", he said.

Fredyson Martinez, vice president of a union that represents power company workers in Puerto Rico, told The Associated Press that he was concerned about the two back-to-back incidents.

"It is a metaphor for what is happening, how resilient we've had to be and how things will get done", Cruz said. But the AP says Wednesday's outage is the first to affect the entire island since the storm.

Concerns about the island's power grid mounts as June 1, the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, approaches.

Some 40,000 power customers are still without even normal electricity service as a result of the hurricane.

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