Buenos Aires - Large parts of Latin America were hit by a massive power outage early on Sunday, according to energy companies and local media reports.
Uruguayan energy company UTE said a malfunction at 7:06 (1006 GMT) in the Argentinian network had left the entire country without service.
Argentinian energy company Edesur confirmed on Twitter that all of Argentina and Uruguay had been affected by the outage.
South of Buenos Aires on the Argentinian coast it was cold at the time of the outage, one witness named Sara told dpa.
Traffic lights were not working, and it was also not possible to refuel cars. "It's very strange, it's never been this big,", the woman said.