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Collapsed pylons to cost R30m to fix

Johannesburg City Power officials worked through the night to restore electricity to a number of areas.

Johannesburg City Power officials worked through the night to restore electricity to a number of areas. Picture: Faizel Patel via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg City Power officials worked through the night to restore electricity to a number of areas after pylons were damaged.

City Power said it's going to cost an estimated R30 million to repair the damaged pylons which collapsed.

Mangled pylon on the burnt grass in Lenasia on 6 June 2014. Picture: Faizel Patel @Faizie143.

Several suburbs in the south of Johannesburg were affected by the widespread outage.

Technicians restored power to most areas including Eldorado Park, Klipspruit and Freedom Park.

Officials said they expect power to be restored in Lenasia by the end of the day.

City powers Louis Pieterse said, "We've been doing well and we are on track in terms of our plan, which is to have restored power to Lenasia by this evening."

Mangled pylon on the burnt grass in Lenasia on 6 June 2014. Picture: Faizel Patel @Faizie143