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Power restored in parts of East Rand after power station catches fire

There’s still no electricity in Jet Park and the City of Ekurhuleni says that the area could remain in the dark until the end of this week.

FILE: Electricity pylon. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Power has been restored to parts of the East Rand after the Jet Park power station caught alight during this week’s storm.

There’s still no electricity in Jet Park and the City of Ekurhuleni says that the area could remain in the dark until the end of this week.

The city’s Themba Gadebe says: “Our engineers continue to work around the clock to ensure that power is restored in Jet Park. We still do expect that power will be restored by the weekend.”

The city is still assessing the extent of damage caused by the fire.

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