Bay residents without electricity

RICHARDS Bay residents this afternoon (Friday) fell victim to a massive power outage which is being repaired line-by-line.

According to the uMhlathuze municipal call centre, lights went off at about 2pm.

A transformer in the Hercules substation near Netcare The Bay Hospital had blown, rendering the hospital, as well as Birdswood, Veldenvlei and Wildenweide without power.

A hospital spokesperson said the problem was reported to the municipality and workers were on scene within 15 minutes.

Two-and-a-half hours later the crisis was over and power restored to the hospital.

However, residential areas further from the substation remain without power while repairs continue. Normal service should be restored to all affected areas by 7pm.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

For news straight to your phone invite us:

WhatsApp – 072 069 4169

Instagram – zululand_observer

  AUTHOR
Tamlyn Jolly
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

AgriPulsebaywatch_eyethueasternwatchgetit_zululandnorthern_eyethuzululand_eyethu Autodealer.co.za
Top
Recommended Story x
Monkey in the works

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Zululand Observer


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other