An explosion that shattered a transformer at the transmission station has thrown some parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, into darkness.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the spokesperson of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), Chioma Aninwe.
According to the statement, the areas affected are Rumuokwuta, some parts of NTA road, Rumuola road, Ikwerre road from Wimpey junction to Rumuigbo junction and some parts of Ada George
Others are GRA Phase 1, 2, 3, Oroworukwo community, Olu Obasanjo road, some parts of Rumukalagbor, some parts of Rumuibekwe, Rumuola under the bridge, Rumuola link road and some parts of Stadium road.
While appealing to residence for patience and understanding, PHEDC said it was working with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore electricity.