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Power restored on Army's Yongsan Garrison in Seoul

A view of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 2, 2020

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea Power was restored on Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul Monday after half of the base went dark over the weekend.

The blackout, which began Saturday, did not affect the other half known as south post, where most residents and services are now located.

Critical facilities were powered by back-up generators as technicians worked to fix the problem. Soldiers who live in barracks on the main post were provide temporary housing on the south post, officials said.

“Kudos to the USAG Yongsan-Casey Department of Public Works for restoring the power at Yongsan Main Post!,” the garrison said Monday on its Facebook page. It did not say what caused the outage.

Yongsan, which was the main U.S. base in South Korea for decades, is in the process of closing. Most military personnel have relocated to Camp Humphreys and other southern hubs as part of a consolidation plan.

Some 28,500 American service members are stationed in South Korea, which remains technically at war with the North after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

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