In the southeastern part of Prague, from Wednesday night to Thursday, the heat supply by the Prague Heat Supply Company was cut off. The shutdown will affect about 10,000 households, including in Jizhni Mesto, Modřany, Krča and Vrsovice, said Pavel Mayar, head of the heat sales department in Prazsk Teplorenska. The shutdown could affect up to 20,000 households, according to more recent information, and according to the company’s website, it should last until Thursday afternoon.
“The reason is a leak in the pipeline. A pipe burst and we had to close those sections that are now without supply,” described Hungarian. According to him, the company’s employees are intensively working on repairs. The company supplies heat to around 230,000 households in Prague. Heat for Prague is produced at the Melnik power plant, which is operated by ČEZ. “Everything is fine with Horkovod from Melnik,” ČEZ spokesman Ladislav Krzyž said on Thursday morning.
According to the control center of Prague Teplorenska, this is a partial accident that affected the districts of Jizhni Mesto, Kosik, Chodov, Opatov, Modřany, Kamyk, Novodvorska, Gaja, Lhotka, the Krč microdistrict and Vinohradska, Ruska, Vršovicka and Bogdalce streets. . Today’s highs are expected to be between four and eight degrees Celsius.