CT residents warned of 5-hour blackout tonight

Zone 15 is scheduled to go dark at 11pm as technicians perform emergency repairs.

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CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says residents should prepare for a looming 5-hour blackout set to hit parts of the Mothercity tonight.

Zone 15 is scheduled to go dark at 11pm as technicians perform emergency repairs on a faulty high-voltage link box.

The Electricity Services Department says it's imperative that the repair takes place as soon as possible in order to minimise the risk of the wider network being affected.

The city's Gordon Didi said, "The city is looking into possible temporary network adjustments in order to maintain supply to as large an area as possible. Residents are also assured that the Groote Schuur Hospital power supply will not be affected."