Power outages started in the Crimea because of the wind that has a speed of up to 15 m/s and snow. These outages started in the electric networks of 35 kW and massive emergency outages also started in the 610 kW distribution networks, the Russian Ministry of Energy reports.
As a result, about 27,800 people were left without power supply in the towns of Sudak and Dzhankoy, and 88 settlements in Simferopol, Krasnoperekopsk, Feodosia, Kerch, Yevpatoria and Pervomaisky districts were also left without electricity.
The energy services are trying to organize temporary power supplies to hospitals and other important areas.
Crimeans were recently warned about scheduled blackouts in January 2017.