Donetsk, Nov 27 — DAN. Some 100 engineer teams are repairing the electric grid damage caused by hurricane winds that left 525,000 customers without electricity overnight to Monday, said the press service of the Donetsk People’s Republic Coal and Energy Ministry.

“By the morning of November 27, 40 high-voltage electrical substations had lost power and 19 overhead transmission lines had been knocked down due to the night-time hurricane which brought down trees and large tree branches on power grid facilities, the Ministry said.

The repairs involve 100 engineer teams and 54 pieces of equipment, it said.

Showers and strong winds were reported in the DPR overnight to Monday. The weather service said that wind velocity in the northern part of the Sea of Azov, Mariupol port and some other pars of the DPR reached 25 to 30 meters per second.

The adverse weather caused numerous interruptions in power and heat supply and partial collapse of phone and Internet services. The situation was aggravated by shelling attacks on DPR energy facilities carried out by Kiev forces overnight to November 26. As of Sunday evening, 20,500 DPR customers remained without electricity.*jk