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Seda Ghukasyan

Yerevan Metro Service Temporarily Suspended Due to Electricity Fluctuations

Yerevan’s metro came to a standstill today after power was shut due to fluctuations in the electricity grid.

Passengers waiting for trains were told to leave underground stations and find other means of transportation.

Signs saying “closed” were seen on metro entrances.

Hetq was unable to get any specifics from metro management.

Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan merely confirmed that an accident had occurred but failed to provide specifics.  

Information wasn’t forthcoming from the electricity utility (Electricity Networks of Armenia) as well. The company couldn’t say what parts of Yerevan were without power.

Various neighborhoods in Yerevan have reported blackouts. 

Update: Hours later, service has still not been restored.

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