Electricity restored to most affected Drakenstein areas
8 February 2018
Electricity was restored last night (Wednesday, 7 February 2018) to areas in Drakenstein that were affected by a short circuit and subsequent fire at the Parys 66/11kV Substation, Paarl, earlier this week. The areas include the Paarl Central Business District (“Middedorp”), Denneburg, Klein Parys, Lustigan Road Area, parts of Boschenmeer, and KWV along Main Road to Gimnasium High School.
Emergency repairs have been affected and Drakenstein Municipality is currently sourcing new switchgear to replace the 11kV switchboard that was severely damaged in the fire on Monday (5 February 2018).
In Southern Paarl, load shedding – rotating every two hours - is still being applied due to a cable failure at the Tabak Substation, Paarl. The estimated repair time is 18:00 today (Thursday, 8 February 2018).
The Municipality once again expresses its thanks to the Drakenstein community for their patience and support.
For enquiries, please contact 021 807 4500.
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