Thanks to municipality

2016-08-03 06:00

I WRITE on behalf of the Bromhead Road residents in Pelham, who have asked me to thank the municipality for restoring power to them under difficult circumstances.

It began on Sunday, when half of the residents were left suddenly without power. This situation, I believe, was rampant throughout Pietermaritzburg, no doubt due to the sudden rain after a dry spell.

This was duly reported and the residents were put in the “queue”.

However, on Tuesday afternoon, a spectacular firework display was afforded us by the electrical street pole, which sent out sparks and fireballs, and ended with a huge plume of black smoke and a burnt pole. This, of course, meant that residents were without power.

The Pietermaritzburg Fire Department responded to this and sent out a truck and the staff erected hazard tape around the pole.

On Tuesday night, in the extreme cold and rain, a team from the electricity department fixed the pole, and power was restored to all at around 2.30am.

ANGELA SAVILLE

Pelham

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Jordaan missing in action

2016-09-25 00:00

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.