UPDATE: Midrand residents dealt another electricity blow

Amid all the load-shedding, residents near the Allandale substation have another crisis on their hands. The facility is on fire. Courtesy #DStv403

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JOHANNESBURG - Midrand residents will suffer another electricity blow after a transformer caught fire at the Allandale substation.

The substation houses both Eskom and City Power infrastructure.

READ: Load-shedding to continue as Eskom battles shortages

But according to City Power, the transformer may belong to Eskom.

Several areas around Midrand are without power, namely Rabie Ridge, Mayibuye, Commercial Extension 9, Austin View and some parts of Glen Austin.

City Power and Eskom technicians are on site to determine the cause of the fire.


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