Power cuts after fire breaks out at Joburg substation

2015-04-20 14:48


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Johannesburg - A fire broke out at the Roosevelt substation in Johannesburg on Monday, causing power interruptions in some northern suburbs, City Power said.

"City Power technicians are still investigating the cause of the fire which has caused power interruptions to a number of areas in the north of Johannesburg," spokesperson Sol Masolo said.

"We are trying to do whatever we can to restore power."

There was speculation on social media sites that the power could be off for about five days.

However, Masolo said the power utility would try to restore power to areas by the end of the day.

"Our view is that there are some areas we should be able to restore by the end of the day."

Areas affected were: Blackheath,  Northcliff, Fairlands, Berario, Blackheath Ext 1, Montgomery Park, Northcliff North,  Risidale, Roosevelt,  Fairland, Fairland West, Northcliff Ext 10,16, 22,  23,  4 , 9, 13, 6  and 12, Emmarentia Ext 1, Emmarentia, Linden Ext 3, Victory Park Ext 1 and 4, Linden and Victory Park.

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