Counties and cities across Taiwan began reporting unexplained power outages on Thursday morning (March 3) and Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) personnel are currently investigating the cause.
At 9 a.m. on Thursday, power outages were reported across Taiwan. Areas known to have been affected include Taipei City, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, New Taipei City, Hualien City, Keelung City, and Tainan City.
Many districts in Taipei have been affected, even on Renai Road in front of the Office of the President is experiencing power outages with traffic lights at many intersections turning dark. Many intersections have turned into chaotic scenes with traffic police quickly dispatched to direct vehicles. This is a developing story and we will bring you more as it is reported.