Power: Transformer blast causes blackout

2008-04-17 00:00

RESIDENTS of Hilton and Winterskloof who were waiting for load shedding to start at 7.30 pm last night found themselves without electricity from just after 6 pm when an Msunduzi Municipality transformer exploded near Dales Park.

Prestbury residents said they heard a thunder-like sound and their power went off for a while.

A fire department official confirmed the explosion, but said it did not cause a fire.

Electricity department official Isaac Zuma said it was unclear what caused the explosion, but technicians were working on the problem last night.

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