Eskom sends ’copters to blackouts

2012-08-09 00:00

AS the snow clouds lifted yesterday, Eskom helicopters took to the skies to find where the severe weather had disrupted five transmission lines in KwaZulu-Natal, affecting more than 70 000 consumers in the province yesterday and today.

John Pearce, community watch co-ordinator in Underberg, said a major worry was the erratic cellphone service, which had been badly affected by the weather.

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