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The news: the Power can be delayed by a week

On Thursday morning still missed thousands of household electricity after the storm Alfridas rampage in Stockholm. With the Waterfall missing at 9 o'clock on Thursday morning still 25.000 customers, of electricity, of Eon was 5.400 customers without power, and Ellevio slightly over 2,300. In the afternoon was the number of the presence of power customers 23.000

Several of the customers may expect that it will take time before the power returns. During the afternoon announced the waterfalls that it can take up to a week before the grid is repaired.

”During Thursday night and Friday will be more and more customers get back the power, but in some areas of Roslagen, it can take up to a week before all customers have power back.”, type Waterfall.

In the Stockholm archipelago is the forecast for the moment that all customers have power back on Monday night, according to the latest forecast.

the Repair work is complicated by the fact that the tree has fallen over the wires. Waterfall describes the extensive damage to the power grid in certain areas”, in principle, need to be built up from scratch again”.

Lennart Nylund at Väddö ended up in the middle of the storm.

"Our plot looked like a battlefield," he says, and testifies of at least a hundred omkullvräkta trees, " he says.

. Lennart got to use the chain saw to be able to get out of the area because the access road was blocked by omkullfällda trees. In addition, he is still without electricity.

I lay awake a great part of the night and waited for the noise – that one of our large pine trees would fall over the house, " says Lennart Nylund.

Fallen trees as a result of the storm, Alfrida on the road 77 at the Finsta. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

According to the Waterfall which has the greatest network in the Stockholm area, it may take several days before customers, particularly in the outer archipelago, to get their electricity back.

– yesterday, we went out with it could take until Thursday or Friday before the grid is back in the outer archipelago, but we do not know for sure. The problem is that it is the high sea and that we need to take us out in a boat which is difficult in the dark, " says Mikael Björnér, press officer for central Sweden at Vattenfall.

however, has been in full swing since Tuesday.

" We are doing everything we can, we have had full staffing with additional personnel since yesterday. We had called in staff from all over the country on the spot and several helicopters, " he says.

Read more: Tens of thousands without power in Stockholm

Mikael Björnér tells me that they have had to work with lower capacity during the night.

– More staff going in the morning and from in the morning, we are working at full strength again. We have had to let our loggers and technicians rest during the night, they are working in the shift and was running to the 22-time on Tuesday. It is dark out in the woods and we need to think about safety and that they are well-rested, " says Mikael Björnér.

Image 1 of 2 of Fallen trees in Mälarhöjden. Photo: Elin Peters Slide 2 of 2 the Scaffolding that collapsed in the storm Alfridas tracks in the Scrape. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT Slideshow

Company Eon also had big problems with the storm and will in some places need to replace the networks, including on the Islands.

"Out on the islands, where all of the pillars are cracked in some places we had to completely build a new network," said Johan Aspegren, head of media relations at Eon.

According to the Books, they work just like the Waterfalls at full capacity and expect that their customers have received back the power later on Saturday. They have been flying helicopters for over 20% of its network in Stockholm to be able to give a forecast.

"We work after the principle ”the greatest benefit first” and intervenes where many customers can get help at the same time before we restore individual customers' networks. However, we expect that many will get back their electricity in the day, almost all of the morning and some on Saturday, " said Johan Aspegren.

Ellevio writing on his website they are hoping to cook more errors during the day. But that the power grid has large damage with cracked pillars, severed wiring, and hundreds of trees against the wires.

Fallen trees on Ingarö. Photo: Mattias Carlsson

Although the island of Gotland has been affected by the storm. On Wednesday night, went to the rescue out with a VMA, the Important message to the public, and invited the locals who needed dial 112 to go to any of the jouröppna brandstationerna. The phones on the island does not work for sure, and it makes it impossible to reach the emergency number. The call also applies to those who have security alarms.

According to the authorities, it was storm trees over the wiring made to the fixed telephone network was knocked out, and also the cellular network.

locals who can not call 112 to go to fire stations to alert.

When the fierce winds pulled in over Stockholm during Tuesday night caused the problems in public transport with several set departures on Wednesday, including the commuter Train was held closed during the Wednesday because of fallen trees on the track. Also at Arlanda airport was a problem with the baggage handling as a result of the wind.

In Norrtälje, the municipality has opened up the doors to brandstationerna for the distressed, reports the P4 Stockholm. In addition, the operated power plants in vulnerable areas in the municipality, writes Norrtelje newspaper.

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