Residents of Beersheva, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Krayot, Petach Tikvah and Ashkelon reported power outages on Tuesday 26 Menachem Av during the late morning hours, close to noontime.
Israel Electric Company officials confirmed there was an issue that was being addressed in a major power station that was resulting in sporadic outages in many areas. Utility company spokespersons promised to have stable power restored within a half hour.
In Petach Tikvah fire fighters were summoned to extricate people from elevators, reporting a total of eight extrications. There were two elevator extrications in Tiveria as well.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)