Parts of Ekurhuleni without power after blast

Johannesburg - Power supply was interrupted in parts of Ekurhuleni on Saturday due to an explosion of an incoming circuit breaker, the municipality said.

"Engineers are replacing the incoming circuit breaker and other damaged equipment, a process that is expected to be completed by 09:00 on Sunday morning," spokesperson Mandlakazi Mpahlwa-Sigcawu said.

Affected areas included Parkrand, Sunward Park, Freeway Park, parts of central business district and Boksburg East.

They had been without power since 07:00 on Saturday.

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deepchund.ramchurren 2014-08-30 04:29:35 PM
Poor maintenance of infrastructure, easy to blame an explosion. Switch loads on the feeders to maintain supply, I guess this is very difficult these days.
Jan Grimbeek 2014-08-30 04:44:51 PM
At what speed did that "incoming circuit breaker" entered into the area where it caused the explosion ?
Jurgen Hartmann 2014-08-30 04:52:50 PM
Wonder what the truth is?????
Seanred 2014-08-30 05:50:51 PM
Like Grahamstowns water was restored the next day, Ja right.
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-30 06:44:08 PM
To many foreigners here loafing and putting a burden on our electricity grid send these millions back and problem solved
Riaan Kriek 2014-08-30 09:01:53 PM
Aaaugh, yo yo yo, what is maintenance? Ratha build tha beeeeg house for the prezzy and Malema and cronies. Mogabe style
Derrick Kuun 2014-08-31 10:46:25 AM
Its after 10am...still no power???
Curtis Maimela 2014-08-31 10:48:42 AM
You sound like a 16 year old idiot do yourself a favour and keep quiet