blast! Aircons trip city power

2013-01-25 00:00

OVER-USE of air conditioners in yesterday’s sweltering heat caused the Woodburn substation to trip, leaving Scottsville, Pelham and part of the CBD without electricity.

An electrician, who wouldn’t give his name, as he does work for the municipality, said the transformers in the substation were old and became overloaded because of excess electricity usage yesterday.

“This can only be attributed to everyone having their air conditioners on full blast,” he said.

Hilton also had an outage, due a faulty feeder cable. By last night, electricity had been restored to most affected areas.

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