Emfuleni Local Municipality informed residents of an explosion at a substation in the early morning hours, resulting in a power failure in many residential areas in and around Vereeniging. See ELM’s statement below:
Medical Emergency Teams and our Technicians and Engineers have rushed to our Sub-station next AcellorMittal Vereeniging.
We are informed that the Sub-Station has exploded in the early hours of today. As a result, Almost the whole of VEREENIGING, THREE RIVERS, DUNCANVILLE and some parts of Arconpark are without electricity.
Our Technical team is on site to establish the nature and extend of the problem.
We shall update you as soon as that technical report becomes available.
WE APOLOGISE THEREFORE FOR THIS UNEXPECTED ACCIDENT