About 160,000 customers in Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun, were initially affected, while MTR services in the area were briefly disrupted.
The Hospital Authority said services at several hospitals had been affected, and that some patients might have to be transferred to other facilities.
Power supply to around 140,000 customers has since been restored, after the arrangement of an emergency power supply, said CLP. Electricity has also been restored to essential services, including hospitals and railways.
The Education Bureau said that 14 schools would suspend classes on Wednesday.
“Our engineering teams are carrying out urgent repair work onsite,” said CLP Power.
Repair work is estimated to take two days to restore power supply to the remaining 20,000 affected customers who are mainly located in Tin Shui Wai including Tin Ching Estate, Tin Fu Court, Tin Yuet Estate and Tin Chak Estate, it added.
“We have already liaised with relevant government departments to provide support for customers in need. We apologise again for the inconvenience caused to the affected customers and would also like to thank relevant government departments.”
Source: Channel News Asia