Eskom: push to restore power

2011-07-28 00:00

SEVERAL Eskom networks damaged by the heavy snow and rain on Monday had still not been repaired by late yesterday, leaving many households in darkness.

Underberg, Ixopo, Nottingham Road and Greytown were among the towns still without power yesterday.

Spokesperson Ravi Reddy said Eskom is working to restore electricity to all its customers and they should all be reconnected by this afternoon.

In the Underberg area four of the seven networks had been reconnected and in Nottingham Road two of the six networks.

He attributed the delay to a collapse of “major lines … where there is snow and a flash storm, the cables could not hold and they snapped”.

“Our employees have been working around the clock to restore those lines, and we believe that by the end of the day at least 90% of those networks will be reconnected.”

Reddy said any customers who have not been reconnected by this afternoon should call in so that Eskom can determine if there is a fault in the power line or in the home.

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