“Snowstorms in Finland, massive blackouts,” says reader. “But not a word in the Dutch MSM.”
Tens of thousands of households were without electricity on Friday as a result of a storm that dumped heavy snow across southern Finland and sent winds gusting up to 27 metres per second, felling trees and downing power lines.
The blizzard dumped dozens of centimetres of snow in coastal areas, making roads treacherous for motorists.
The affected areas are in Uusimaa, Häme, Pirkanmaa, Finland Proper, Kymenlaakso and South Savo. Fortum said that some of its customers in Porkkala, Kirkkonummi, Nummi-Pusula, Parainen and Salo were cut off, and that around 250 fitters were out working to restore supplies.
In Häme and Pirkanmaa around 10,000 Elenia customers lost electricity, with Hämeenlinna and Urjala affected. Kymenlaakso saw 7,900 households lose connections to the grid, with a further 4,500 in South Savo cut off.
Thanks to Marc Morano and Argiris Diamantis for these links