Power outages again, for the same reason

JOHANNESBURG – Power failures hit suburbs twice in two days.

Power failures again plague some of Johannesburg northern suburbs, again due to a substation trip in Roosevelt Park.

Power is currently out in parts of Blackheath, Blairgowrie, Emmarentia, Fairland, Linden, Northcliff, Parkview and Roosevelt Park.

Linden Neighbourhood Watch’s Fareed Hoosen again confirmed that this is due to a substation in Roosebelt Park tripping at 3.14pm.

The same substation tripped yesterday and caused power outages in these suburbs.

City Power spokesperson Sydney Mphahlele could not be immediately contacted for comment but questions were sent to him.

Ward 99 councillor Bruce Herbert said that he does not know why the power outage occurred, and City Power officials are not answering their phones.

He said though, that power is back on in Victory Park and he believes the utility is working on the problem.

Details: City Power 011 375 5555, Ward 99 councillor Bruce Herbert 083 274 3551, Linden Neighbourhood Watch 076 413 7184.


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