If you woke up at around 1:30 am because the fan went off, you weren't alone - the entire country experienced the same thing - and it was all because an errant cargo truck caused a lamp-post to snap.

It happened at mile 8 on the Western Highway where the truck hit one of the guy cables which holds the lamp - post in place, and that caused two transmission lines to break.

Some folks got power back within minutes, but the bulk of the consumer sin Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts went three hours without power.

BEL workers went into action to normalize everything, and works to replace the two transmission poles were scheduled for completion by 6:00 p.m. today.

Channel 7