Tokyo’s Electric Company, TEPCO, after initially backing off plans to blackout selected areas of Japan has decided to go forward with the plan. TEPCO says there is a strong chance that around 6 p.m. they will shut off power for up to three hours at designated areas.
Information on the the areas to be blacked out can be found on Tepco’s home page (in Japanese only): http://www.tepco.co.jp/index-j.html
Additionally, many of Japan Railway lines, which were running this morning, are not operating in order to conserve electricity.
Meanwhile, rescue teams cannot reach many of the devastated areas due to impassable roads