Hyderabad: Heavy winds, waterlogging, uprooting of trees, and damaged electricity poles led to massive disruption of power supply across the city for over 24 hours, leading to blackouts in many parts of Hyderabad well into Wednesday night.

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According to TSSPDCL officials, heavy rain and winds damaged 686 feeders, out of which power supply has been restored in 671 feeders. Restoring power supply from the rest of the 15 feeders will be completed shortly, TSSPDCL CMD G Raghuma Reddy said on Wednesday evening.

The primary reasons for the large scale blackouts were flood waters entering the 15 33/11 KV sub-stations, forcing the electricity authorities to shut them down to prevent any accidents. In some cases, the waters also reached up to the transformers in the sub-stations.

Banjara Hills, Saroornagar, SR Nagar, Ibrahim Bagh, Medchal, Charminar were among the worst affected areas, TSSPDCL officials said. During the 24 hours, on Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said their Control Room received around 12,000 complaints. The other areas of the city that were also affected include Mehdipatnam, Malakpet, Punjagutta, Indira Park, Ameerpet, and Sainikpuri