West Rand hit by power outage
It appears that the cold weather affected electricity supply in Roodepoort and Krugersdorp.
JOHANNESBURG - Large parts of Gauteng's West Rand was left without power as snow continued to fall across the province on Tuesday.
It appears that the cold weather affected electricity supply in both Roodepoort and Krugersdorp.
Johannesburg City Power spokesperson Louis Pieterse said technicians are working to restore power to affected areas.
"It is a very large power failure. We have dispatched technicians to determine the cause."
Meanwhile, power utility Eskom urged South Africans to switch off non-essential appliances.
Eskom spokesperson Hillary Joffe said they were closely monitoring demand to prevent any disruptions.
Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) said Tuesday was possibly the first time that all nine provinces experienced snow on the same day.
Forecaster Venetia Phakula said snow could continue to fall overnight.
"We expect it to continue throughout the night and it might even get heavy."
Heavy snowfalls caused the closure of several border posts between South Africa and Lesotho.
In KwaZulu-Natal, Van Reenen's Pass was closed once again following heavy snow in the area.
Motorists were urged to use alternative routes.