Residents Still In The Dark After Fire At Wapadrand Substation

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The Wapadrand power substation in Pretoria on fire on 10 July 2018. Picture: @CityTshwane/Twitter

Parts of Pretoria East will still be without electricity on Wednesday after the Wapadrand power station went up in flames.

The City of Tshwane says the substation caught fire on Tuesday and the cause is still being investigated.

Technicians were on the scene on Tuesday night, working to restore power to affected areas.

City spokesperson Lindela Mashigo says the process could take up to two days.

“The technical team is currently working on a temporary solution to restore power. The city apologises profusely for the incontinence this incident may have caused.”

Areas affected include Wapadrand, Equestria, Silver Lakes and Faerie Glen.