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City Power desperately trying to restore electricity after JHB storm

Tshepisong residents took to the streets this week, disgruntled over power cuts that lasted three days.

Picture: freeimages.co.za.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg City Power says it is still in the process of restoring electricity to areas affected by this week's stormy weather.

Tshepisong residents took to the streets this week, disgruntled over power cuts that lasted three days.

City officials fixed the problem in the area yesterday afternoon.

City power's Yumna Sheik says Linden is another area that has been affected by Monday's storm.

She says a transformer at the Roosevelt substation was hit by lightning, affecting surrounding areas.

"Ninety-eight percent of the area was restored with power on Tuesday night, at around 11pm. We had lightning that struck the substation in Tshepisong, so our teams have been working on both substations."