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Power outage affects Boksburg

The municipality says this was as a result of an explosion of an incoming circuit breaker from Eskom.

FILE: Affected areas include Parkrand, Sunward Park, Freeway Park, parts of CBD and Boksburg east. Picture: Reinart Toerin/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Ekurhuleni Municipality has confirmed a power outage affecting large parts of Boksburg.

Power went out this morning at around 7am.

The municipality says this was as a result of an explosion of an incoming circuit breaker from Eskom to Ekurhuleni.

Affected areas include Parkrand, Sunward Park, Freeway Park, parts of the CBD and Boksburg east.

Spokesman Themba Radebe says, "We would like to inform the Boksburg residents that our engineers are already on site, working around the clock to ensure power supply is restored in the area."

The municipality adds electricity will most likely only be reconnected by tomorrow morning.

Radebe says technicians are currently working to restore power supply.

"We do expect power will be back on tomorrow morning at 9am. The work involved is quite extensive and we do appeal for patience from Boksburg residents."