Power outages hit parts of KZN after storm

File: City Power says there has already been a high number of unplanned outages in the past days.

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DURBAN - Power outages have hit several parts of KwaZulu-Natal after a storm damaged Eskom infrastructure.

Areas affected by the storm include Ladysmith, Escort, Nkandla, Hlabisa, Hluhluwe, Mtubatuba, Nongoma and Nqutu.

The extent of the damage is still being assessed.

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Residents are being advised to treat all installations as live for safety reasons.

Eskom is also urging people to stay away from low-hanging conductors and fallen structures.


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