Several districts of Paris, France, were plunged into darkness on Thursday, December 8, due to power cuts, local media reported.
A “technical incident" at an Enedis transformer resulted in the cutting of buried high-voltage line, a spokesperson for RTE, the manager of the electricity transmission network, told local media.
Local media reported that power was restored everywhere by around 1:30 am.
RTE said 125,000 households were deprived of electricity at the height of the incident.
Video filmed by Instagram user @yan_nicegame shows a darkened Rue de Rivoli. Credit: @yan_nicegame via Storyful