Hours-long power outage hits thousands in The Hague

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Streetcars ground to a halt and some stores closed in the Hague after a power outage lasting several hours hit large parts of the Dutch city Monday.

Power grid company Stedin said the outage that started around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) affected 37,000 customers in the west of the city. The affected area stretched from downtown to busy North Sea beach neighborhoods.

The company said shortly after 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) that the problem had been fixed and power restored.

Stedin said a problem at a power generator’s main distribution station caused the loss of power.

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