Molefe Seeletsa
Digital Journalist
1 minute read
29 Mar 2021
7:02 pm

Blackouts in some parts of Johannesburg as rain pours

Molefe Seeletsa

The current outages is affecting parts of Melville, Brixton, Mayfair West and its surrounding areas.

Picture: iStock

Metro utility City Power has dispatched its technicians to go on-site to investigate following a power outage in some parts of Johannesburg as the heavy rain continues to pour.

This is after the utility had been experiencing unplanned power interruption at Prospect and Sebenza substations earlier on Monday.

In a statement, City Power conformed that it was experiencing power outage at Fordsburg Substation due to a tripped feeder-board, which happened around 07:15pm on Monday.

The affected areas are include:

  • Brixton
  • Crown EXt
  • Braamfontein Werf
  • Jan Hofmeyer
  • Maiyfair
  • Langlaagte North
  • Crosby
  • Melville
  • Parktown
  • Pageview
  • Parktown
  • Auckland Park
  • Naturena
  • Eldorado Park
  • Kibler Park
  • Devland

“City Power Technicians have been dispatched to investigate and work on repairing the fault.

“Unfortunately we do not have an ETR at the moment but further information will be communicated in due course on our Twitter page @CityPowerJHB.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this outage,” the utility said.

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