A power failure causes problems in the center of Amsterdam. At least 30,000 households and shops are without power, a lot of them in Amsterdam South.
The Rijksmuseum is evicted as a precaution; the lights in the museum have gone out. Emergency generators have taken over the electricity supply in the museum. But no worries: “The collection is not at risk,” says a spokesperson. Other buildings also have been evacuated.
Anyone else hit by a power outage in Amsterdam? Our building has gone dark. Did the apocalypse just start?
— Stuart (@Invader_Stu) 9 maart 2018
No Trams in Amsterdam because of an electrocution
Due to the power outage, there are no trams in a part of the city center. There are reportedly many ambulances and police cars on the Weteringschans. According to AT5 someone there was electrocuted.
— Martin Devillers (@MartinDevillers) 9 maart 2018
According to the fire department and police, work on an electrical box is probably the cause of the power outage. A spokesman for grid manager Liander thinks the fault is resolved around 1.30 pm.