Large parts of Port Elizabeth are currently being affected by a power outage (NOT loadshedding).
Mnicipal staff are investigating the cause and hope to have the supply restored soon.
Areas affected include:
- Parsons Hill,
- Mount Croix,
- North End,
- Richmond Hill,
- St Georges Park,
- Newton Park,
- Linkside and
- Mill Park.
According to SAFM: “A major power outage caused by an explosion at a small power sub-station in Port Elizabeth has plunged large parts of the city into darkness since Sunday night. The sub-station is said to be in Newton Park, not far from Greenacres Mall. It has resulted in SABC’s Umhlobo Wenene FM being off-air, compounded by a standby generator that failed to kick in.”
Residents in parts of Nelson Mandela Bay woke up to no power on Monday morning, despite no load-shedding being scheduled.
Municipal spokesperson, Mzobanzi Jikazana, confirmed that large areas of the city were left without electricity due to a fault at the Chatty and Ditchling substation.
“There’s a 132kV fault at Chatty [and] Ditchling which affects half of the city including northern areas, iBhayi, parts of the western areas and the inner city.
All areas fed from Newton Park, Brickmakers Kloof, Russell Road, Mount Road, Malabar, Kragga Kamma, Walmer Load Centre, Northdowns, Perl Road, Lawson Road, Neave, United substations were affected by outage.
Supply to Kwaford, Matomela, Swartkops was restored before Midday.
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