Traffic Throughout Taiwan Affected by Power Outage 全台大停電 各地交通大亂受困電梯頻傳

Major power outages occurred in many cities and counties. Traffic lights were out, causing traffic chaos. There were also more than 100 cases of people trapped in elevators.


Firefighters of New Taipei City's Tucheng rushed to the scene to rescue people who were trapped in an elevator. Throughout this morning, more than a hundred such cases were reported all around New Taipei City, Taipei City, and Keelung. Power outages occurred in many of Taiwan's counties and cities. There were many different situations in various places. The power outage also affected traffic lights. 

The traffic signal stopped. Police were assigned to direct traffic at the intersection to prevent a car accident. However, traffic lights were not working in many areas. Some people who were eager to cross the road were stopped by a police whistle. Motorcycle riders can only take the time and pass carefully at some intersections that lacked police guidance. Traffic jams resulted on roads where traffic lights were offline, with rows of vehicles backed up. In addition to the traffic, stores and shops were also affected for a time.

Store Owner: “Our power is out. Our metal door isn't opened so there's no way for us to do business. There seems to be no electricity over there also.”

Store Owner: “The refrigerator has no electricity. I am afraid our food ingredients will be damaged.”

The small eatery is open for business, but facing a power outage. The store owner is worried that all the food may spoil as the refrigerator is out of power. 

A well-known mochi shop continued business in the dark. The owner had to check out customers in the long line. People exercising in the gym also had to temporarily stop. Employees at a company meeting could only use the light source of mobile phones instead of the regular lighting. The power outage has affected people's lives and everyone hopes that power can be restored as soon as possible. 

 

 

 

獲報新北市土城有人受困在電梯,消防人員緊急到場展開救援,整個上午不只新北市,還有台北市和基隆都接連受理電梯受困案,累計超過百件,全台多個縣市發生大停電,各地狀況多,沒有電供應,也影響到交通號誌。

交通號誌停擺,就怕發生車禍事故,各地指派警力到路口指揮。不過,號誌不亮,仍讓不少地區狀況連連,有民眾急著過馬路,被警方哨聲緊急制止。有的路口沒有員警疏導,騎士只能自己抓時間,小心通過,還有平交道號誌故障,道路塞滿一整排車輛,但除了交通大打結,店家做生意,也一度受到影響。

有店主說:「我們是停電的狀態,鐵門沒有開,根本沒辦法做生意,另外那邊好像沒有電。」

也有店主表示:「冰箱沒有電,怕食材會壞掉。」

小吃店開店營業,碰上無預警停電,店家擔心冰箱沒電,裡頭裝的滿滿食材,可能全都壞掉,損失無法想像。

知名麻糬店店內一片漆黑,店家必須摸黑,替排隊客人陸續結帳。民眾在健身房運動也要暫時停止,還有公司是開會開到一半,突然斷電,員工只能先用手機的光源,先代替照明,停電影響民生,民眾只盼盡快回復供電。

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