Goldfields storms result to collapse of electrical towers


Parts of Welkom will be without electricity for an extended period after Eskom towers collapsed during storms at the weekend.

Storms that occurred in the Goldfields area of the Free State have resulted in the collapse of two 132 kV towers on the Everest-Welkom Bulk feeder.

The collapse led to the loss of supply to a considerable portion of Welkom since 8 pm on Sunday.

Due to the extent of the damage, it is expected that the outage will last for an extended period,” Eskom said in a statement.

An update will surface later on Monday after an estimated restoration has been developed.

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