A massive power outage hit Goyang and Paju in Gyeonggi Province around noon Tuesday, affecting residential and commercial customers. The power utilities in most areas were fully restored after an hour and a half, Korea Electric Power Corporation said.
The sudden blackout is thought to have occurred after a high-voltage line buried near Dongpae High School in Paju was damaged during a water facility repair carried out by Korea Land & Housing Corporation, according to local media reports.
The power outage affected apartment complexes, restaurants, movie theaters and traffic lights in the areas.
By Park Ju-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)