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Power restored to some parts of Gauteng after severe storm

City Power says its technicians are on the ground, working to restore electricity in all areas.

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JOHANNESBURG - City Power says electricity has been restored in some parts of the north east of Johannesburg including Kew, Lyndhurst and Bramley.

Large areas of Gauteng have been affected by a storm, with a number of substations affected.

City Power says its technicians are on the ground working to restore electricity.

It says in addition to the Fordsburg and prospect transformers damaged by the storm, its Kelvin substation has also been affected, while Edenvale and areas on the West Rand are also affected.

City Power says some areas are slowly being restored and will continue to update residents throughout the evening.

The inclement weather has also affected flights in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Details of what flights have been affected have not yet been confirmed.

Airports Company South Africa's Deidre Davids advised commuters to check in with their airlines before arriving at Cape Town International.

"There are currently arriving flights delayed as a result of adverse weather conditions in Johannesburg and outgoing flights, which are currently delayed. We do expect the poor weather to have a knock-on effect on later flights today. So if you're travelling, be sure to make contact with your airline to get up-to-date flight information."

Commuters are advised to check flight times before leaving for the airport.