Full power restored at Cape Town airport after substation fire

2015-10-27 19:26

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Cape Town - Full power was restored to areas around the Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out at a substation, an Eskom official said.

"Our technical staff... [ensured] full restoration and at 16:15 all supply to the affected areas was restored," said Western Cape spokesperson Jolene Henn.

The affected areas included Nyanga, Bishop Lavis and Airport Industrial.

Henn said the fire broke out at the Eskom Airport substation on Tuesday morning and technical staff immediately reported to the site.

They managed to connect some customers via alternative supply points around 11:00.

Earlier, airport spokesperson Deborah Francis said flights at Cape Town International Airport were delayed by up to 45 minutes as a result of the fire.

The airport was running on essential back-up power that allowed core systems to operate, she said.

Eskom has launched a technical investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

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