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Eskom called on to restore power in Overberg

Hermanus, Stanford and Hawston are among the affected areas.

FILE: The power utility’s Jolene Henn says technicians are hoping to have the system running by 7pm. Picture: Free Images.

CAPE TOWN - Eskom has called in additional technical crews to restore power lines in the Overberg district in the Western Cape after they were damaged by a raging veld fire.

Hermanus, Stanford and Hawston are among the affected areas.

Fire fighters are still battling the blaze that broke out in the mountains near Caledon on Friday.

The power utility's Jolene Henn says technicians are hoping to have the system running by 7pm.

"Once we've seen all the conductors and we've done all the safety checks then we will liven up the lines. So we won't live the lines if it's not safe to do so, and we hope to do that at about 7pm this evening."

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