City-wide outages: Cable fault, overload blamed

2012-06-11 00:00

RESIDENTS were up in arms when they experienced power blackouts for most of the day yesterday in many suburbs of Pietermaritzburg.

Two separate problems were the cause of the outages in parts of Cinderella Park, Napierville, Hayfields, Allandale, Copesville, Cleland and Lincoln Meade.

Msunduzi municipal manager ­Mxolisi Nkosi said one of the problems was an overload at the Riverside substation, which was detected in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The second problem was caused by a faulty power cable that supplies Lincoln Meade and Glenwood. Power was switched off so that electricity teams could repair the fault.

— Witness Reporter.

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