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Power in GP slowly being brought back online after heavy storms

Technicians have been on site today repairing the damage caused and will continue to monitor the load.

FILE: Damage to the substation has left some JHB areas without power for most of the day. Picture: www.freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - City Power says electricity has been restored to the Roosevelt substation and other areas are slowly being brought back online after being damaged by heavy storms.

Damage to the substation has left areas including Linden, Northcliff, Roosevelt Park, Berario and surrounding areas without power for most of the day.

Technicians have been on site today repairing the damage caused and will continue to monitor the load.

City Power's Yumna Sheik says residents should switch off all non-essential appliances until supply is stabilised.

"We ask that all residents switch off all non-essential appliances like your pool pumps and geysers because we are currently experiencing trips; until such time as load has stabilised."