Power outages cause traffic havoc

2013-09-05 08:23

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Johannesburg - Traffic was affected by power outages on the West Rand and parts of northern Johannesburg on Thursday morning, the metro police department said.

Spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said: "We're experiencing power outages in Roodepoort, Florida, Constantia Kloof on the West Rand as well as in Rosebank  and along William Nicol in the Fourways area."

Traffic lights usually fail during power outages.

"We advise motorists to be patient and respect one another as we know that people are going to be edgy and late for work," she said.

An earlier report said that employees of Johannesburg City Power went on a strike on Wednesday afternoon.

A couple of hundred workers downed tools late on Wednesday afternoon, said spokesperson Louis Pieterse.

Pieterse said City Power was in the process of introducing shifts to its work rosters to improve service delivery.

He said this was because workers were sometimes needed to attend to outages after normal working hours
- SAPA
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