OR Tambo power outage causes flight delays

2014-03-06 14:54

Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport, outside Johannesburg, was experiencing flight delays on Thursday due to a power outage, it said.

"While essential services operated on back-up power, a backlog is being experienced, as some services had to be facilitated manually," said spokesperson Unathi Batyashe-Fillis in a statement.

Travellers were asked to be patient, to co-operate with officials, and to call their airlines for flight information.

Eskom earlier announced power cuts were scheduled to last from 09:00 to 22:00 across the country due to seven days of heavy rain leaving coal stocks wet.

Consumers were urged to switch off all non-essential appliances.

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