Power outage as transformer explodes in the east

Residents in the east of Pretoria were left without electricity after a transformer exploded on Monday evening.

DA ward councillor Daryl Johnston said the transformer at the substation on the corner of Jamestown and Alouette streets exploded around 19:10.

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He said the whole of Elarduspark was affected.

“I have notified the relevant departments of the outage,” he said.

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Johnston said municipal officers were on their way to the scene.

He said there was no estimated time of when the power would be restored.

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