16,000 households affected
Woman climbs the mast and causes a power outage
Freital, Tharandt and parts of Dresden were without power for a few hours. The reason for this was a woman – a repeat offender.
A woman climbed a power pole in Germany on Wednesday morning. (icon picture)
Power failure in parts of Germany. A woman (40) climbed a power pole on Wednesday morning and thus put her life in danger. The electricity had to be shut off for safety reasons. The Freital, Tharandt and parts of Dresden were affected, as reported by “Bild”. Suddenly nothing worked in the local steel mill either. The loss of production is enormous, as the German medium writes.
A large contingent of emergency services moved out around 10:50 a.m. They tried again and again to contact the woman 20 meters above the ground – without success for a long time. Around 12.15 p.m., the first households were able to be supplied with electricity again. More hours passed before the woman climbed down from the power pole. At 4.30 p.m. it was time. It is unclear what prompted her to take the dangerous action. Police spokesman Marko Laske: “The woman suffered hypothermia. She is currently receiving medical attention.”
According to the report, it was not her first time climbing a power pole. In 2019, she did exactly the same thing and also triggered a power outage at the time. At that time, the electricity could be switched on again in the afternoon. About 16,000 households were affected. (lrc)