Storm causes energy outages round Johannesburg

Metro utility Metropolis Energy was conducting repairs on broken infrastructure on Tuesday morning after heavy rain brought about energy outages round Johannesburg.

 

Repairs to the strains have been on observe in Mayfair following storm harm. Photograph: Metropolis Energy

On the similar time defective site visitors lights in a number of components of town resulted in heavy highway congestion.

The Johannesburg Metro Police division deployed officers to essentially the most congested intersections the place site visitors lights  have been out.

“There are extra intersections than officers we will deploy, so we now have despatched officers to the busiest intersections the JMPD has been made conscious of via the general public and media. When site visitors lights are out and officers are usually not deployed, motorists are requested to make use of these intersections as four-way stops,”  JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar informed The Citizen

A number of repairs have been below means  following harm to the tower and 88kV line at Fordsburg Mayfair substation.

A feeder board on the Mayfair substation remained off on Tuesday affecting the next areas:

* Mayfair
* Crosby
* Micor Industrial
* Paarlshoop
* Homestead Park
* Crown
* Amalgam
* Langlaagte
* and their extensions and surrounds

The repairs have been anticipated to be completed by early Tuesday night after which energy could be restored, Mangena stated .

Related repairs have been being accomplished following storm harm on the Midway Gardens substation in Midrand affecting Midway Gardens, Vorna Valley and Midridge Park.

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Outages have been additionally being attended to on the Parkhurst substation as a consequence of a tripped distributor affecting Linden. Parkhurst, Blairgowrie, Victory Park, Pine Park and surrounds.

Simnikiweh@citizen.co.za

 

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