SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An island-wide blackout Wednesday morning hit Puerto Rico, which has suffered an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria hit last year. The Twins are in San Juan to play the second of a two-game series tonight against Cleveland. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted that back-up systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested and the game will go on as scheduled. But officials said it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the island about the state of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority. “This is too much,” said Luis Oscar Rivera, a 42-year-old computer technician who just got normal power back at his house less than two months ago. “It’s like the first day of Maria all over again.” Several large power outages have hit Puerto Rico in recent months, but Wednesday was the first time since the Category 4 storm struck on Sept. 20 that the U.S. territory has experienced a full island-wide blackout. It snarled traffic across the island, forced dozens of businesses with no generators to temporarily close and interrupted classes and work. Power company spokeswoman Yohari… Read full this story
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