Power cut kills traffic lights

2010-01-05 19:04
Johannesburg - Many traffic lights were out because of a power failure affecting large parts of Johannesburg on Tuesday, metro police said.

Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said traffic lights in Johannesburg central, and the eastern and western parts of the city were out.

"Motorists are requested to drive with caution and treat the lights that are out as four-way stops," said Minnaar.

He said metro police would be deployed only at main intersections during peak traffic hours.

"All the people are not back at work yet so traffic is not as bad as a normal working day," he said.

Several parts of Johannesburg were left without power after the Fordsburg sub-station tripped on Tuesday, City Power said.

The power station tripped in the late morning and led to a loss of supply to Braamfontein, parts of central Johannesburg and south and south western suburbs, spokesperson Louis Pieterse said.

"Right now we are in the process of restoring power."

Electricity supply was expected to be restored by mid-afternoon.

Other areas affected included Eldorado Park, Ennerdale, Industria, Mayfair, Auckland Park, Lenasia and its surrounding suburbs.
 

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