Another Pietermaritzburg substation explodes

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A substation exploded in Clough Street.PHOTO:
A substation exploded in Clough Street.PHOTO:

Msunduzi’s substation on Clough Street, in Pietermaritzburg, exploded on Thursday afternoon leaving parts of Prestbury, Athlone and Montrose without power.

The explosion was confirmed by the municipality in its 4pm electricity update. At the time the City said the team was busy investigating.

In December The Witness reported extensively the plight of Northdale and Copesville residents after they were left without electricity for more than a week are the area’s primary substation exploded.

*This is a developing story.

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