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Cancun residents take to street after evening power failure

Cancun, Q.R. — Personnel from Cancun City Hall intervened in a residential power blackout in Cancun Friday. City Hall General Secretary Pablo Gutiérrez Fernández appeared on the darkened street in SM 91 where he met with a group of residents.

He was sent behalf of Mayor Ana Paty Peralta to talk with the upset residents who had part of a street blocked off.

Gutiérrez Fernández explained that the lack of electricity does not justify the closure of roads and only adds to residential frustration since other people become inconvenienced by the lack of mobility when trying to pass through the area.

The City did say they would take action on the matter with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to have power restored as quickly as possible.

General Secretary Pablo Gutiérrez Fernández talks with the upset residents Friday night. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez June 16, 2023.

On Friday evening, the power in SM 91 failed, sending the group onto the street. By the time dark set in, the power was still not reestablished.

On social media, Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez (Cancun City Hall) reported “The municipal government of Ana Paty Peralta intervened in response to the power outages in SM 91 and established contact with the CFE to work together and restore service as soon as possible.

“On behalf of the City Council, the Secretary General Pablo Gutierrez spoke with the residents to whom he informed the corresponding efforts to address the problem with CFE and urged not to close roads to avoid affecting the citizenry.

“Drivers are asked to take precautions if they travel through the intersections of the avenues.”

There is no official word on when or if power was restored to the area. Other regions from Isla Mujeres to Tulum have also been recently effected by the state’s unstable electrical service.