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Power outage affects Sandton area, impacts traffic

There's a problem at the Benmore substation, which has affected several areas and traffic lights.

Traffic was impacted by a power outage in the Sandton area on 2 March 2018. Picture: @mandlakaise9/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Traffic is gridlocked in Sandton this afternoon due to a major power outage.

There's a problem at the Benmore substation, which has affected several areas and traffic lights in and around the Sandton CBD.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says technicians are on site.

“We apologise to the people in that area and all our stakeholders in those areas who’ve been affected by this power outage. Our technicians are on site to find out what the problem is and restore power as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, power has been restored to some areas.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)