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Full electricity restoration could take 6 months

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It will probably take two months before electricity is fully returned to the city of Road Town and a whole six months for the rest of the territory.

This is according to Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool.

“Electricity, I don’t know the timeline yet, but I will guess that the city should be back up with power fully in the next two months or so, and the [rest of the] country could take a while longer to get it up; six months probably,” Vanterpool told BVI News Online.

The minister noted that currently there are over a hundred electricity workers in the territory working to restore power.

“We brought a hundred electricity workers from other Caribbean Islands who are helping us right now to get back up, and we have helped them in the past when they have disasters. They have jumped quickly and come in to help us.”

“But, I believe they will keep working city-out and get it going,” said Vanterpool.

He added that, right now, much focus is also being placed on cleaning up the roadways.

“The first thing you try to do is clean up, the second thing we going to start tackling, getting some of the buildings back and operating. The electricity is going to take a while longer than anyone else.”

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