Power restored to Richards Bay CBD

Scorpio substation next to Hillside blew in the early hours of this morning (Friday) PHOTO: Dave Savides

POWER in Richards Bay CBD was restored timeously this morning after a substation blowout led to a city-wide blackout.

The Scorpio substation next to South 32’s Hillside operation short-circuited at about 2am today (Friday), reportedly resulting in a large explosion and fire.

ALERT: There is no electricity in Richards Bay CBD after the Scorpio substation blew in the early hours of this morning….

Posted by Zululand Observer on Thursday, 9 August 2018

The entire CBD was affected but power restored by 8.30am.

Surrounding suburbs including Aquadene, Arboretum, Birdswood, Brackenham and Veldenvlei were also affected.

By 9am today, some affected suburbs’ power had been restored, but not all.

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