Technical fault causes power outage in Joburg

2014-11-03 21:02
Electricity pylons. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Electricity pylons. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A technical fault at one of the transformers at Prospect substation resulted in an unplanned outage in Johannesburg on Monday, City Power said.

"A technical fault occurred at the Prospect substation in City Deep. It caused a major power outage in several suburbs across the City of Joburg. Our technicians are busy restoring power," said spokesperson Sol Masolo.

He said the northern suburbs, parts of the inner city, and parts of the southern suburbs were affected.

Power was expected to be restored on Monday night, he said.

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