In Dresden, the power went out on Monday in numerous parts of the city. Since around 3 p.m., around 90 percent of the city area has now been supplied again, said a spokeswoman for the supplier Sachsenenergie opposite heise online.
The power went out at around 1:35 p.m. when there was a fault in a substation in the south of Dresden, the spokeswoman said. After switching, there was another problem and other areas were no longer supplied with electricity. The cause is currently being researched. A spokeswoman for the city administration also told heise online that most of the electricity was flowing again and that the administration itself was quickly supplied with emergency power.
Stuck in the elevator
the Saxon newspaper reports that there has been a large-scale power failure both in the state capital and in the surrounding area, Pirna, Heidenau, Radebeul, Wilsdruff, Freital, Klingenberg and Rabenau are also affected.
The Dresden fire brigade had emphasized on Twitter that the emergency number 112 could still be reached. The number should not be called to ask about the duration of the power failure. Because of the power outage, numerous people were stuck in elevators.