A massive blackout hit the Yucatan peninsula, including the high-end resorts favored by Texas politicians looking to flee inclement weather in their state, killing power to more than 1.3 million customers Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
The power outage reportedly was caused by an accident involving a worker on a high-tension line. The Mexican Federal Electricity Commission said the worker survived the accident and was being treated at a local hospital. The power outage impacts the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
An inquiry to the office of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Quintana Roo) about his actions to help his constituents in his Cancun district went unanswered.