Power supply interruption caused by explosion at substation


Various S-areas of Vanderbijlpark have been without power supply since yesterday due to an explosion at the Austin Roberts/Te Water street substation in SW2. According to an update posted at 15:10 yesterday afternoon on the Emfuleni Rate Payers Association (ERPA) Page, switches inside the substation burned at around midday yesterday, and upon trying the restore power to the 11KV line, the cable feeding the substation exploded. The report states that no work would be done yesterday and work to replace the cable and switches will only start today. AfriForum Vanderbijlpark said on their page that areas affected by power outages today include Tshepiso phase 4, Vereeniging Extension 2 as well as SW1, SW2 and SE3. The 90.6 FM News Team understands this also includes SW5.

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