An explosion that shattered a transformer at the transmission station has thrown some parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, into darkness.
Chioma Aninwe, spokesperson of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) confirmed it.
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.