Update on Paarl, Drakenstein power outages
6 February 2018
Power outages in the Drakenstein area – caused by a short circuit and subsequent fire at the Parys electricity substation in Paarl yesterday (Monday, 5 February 2018) – are expected to continue for approximately 36 to 48 hours. The Paarl Central Business District (“Middedorp”), Denneburg, Klein Parys, Lustigan Road Area, parts of Boschenmeer, and KWV along Main Road to Gimnasium High School are some of the areas still being affected.
Drakenstein Municipality is currently clearing the affected area at the substation and removing damaged electrical equipment. The estimated repair time is 36 to 48 hours as specific electrical equipment has to be ordered.
The Municipality thanks residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation as it works around the clock to ensure that repairs are done and electricity restored as soon as possible.
For enquiries, please contact 021 807 4500.
Communication and Marketing, Drakenstein Municipality