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Most of Puerto Rico’s Power Restored But System Remains Fragile

A person inspects rubble and destroyed power lines in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 12.
A person inspects rubble and destroyed power lines in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 12.Photographer: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg

Scattered power outages are persisting in several Puerto Rican cities nearly nearly a week after a powerful earthquake rocked the island.

Service is up and running for 99% of homes and businesses in the U.S. territory, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said Monday on Twitter. But the state-owned utility is urging residents to curtail usage to keep the system stable, and disruptions continue in the cities of San Juan, Ponce and Lares.