About 10 thousand people Liman district Astrakhan region nights stay without electricity due to fog with a high content of salt, will damage insulators in substations, told RIA Novosti on Friday, a representative branch of JSC "IDGC of the South" — "Astrakhanenergo."
According to him, a sort of fog in the area was formed on Friday night. Without the light remained about 11 thousand people.
"As of Friday morning were disconnected three substations and five high-voltage transmission lines. Currently, there is no light in about 10,000 of the district," — said the source.
He explained that, according to preliminary estimates, in Liman's situation is repeated in 1972. Then no light left the whole area. "As a result of sediments containing large amounts of salt, insulators in substations lose their insulating properties, and is a short circuit, which can cause significant damage to the substation power equipment, lead to larger cuts," — he said.
This situation, according to him, it is possible in areas with a high salt content in the soil, which can be easily carried by wind over the territory. Interviewee said that at present fog Russell, is working to clean insulation in substations. "The elimination involved 13 teams of more than 60 people and 17 units of special equipment," — he said.