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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO WELKOM TO BE RESTORED TOMORROW
TUESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2020: Construction of two 132 kV towers on the Everest-Welkom Bulk feeder is taking longer than expected and restoration of electricity supply is expected to be completed by tomorrow, 28 October 2020.  The two towers are required to replace the ones that collapsed at 20h00 on Sunday, 25 October 2020, due to strong winds in the Gold Fields. 
 
    
 
Supply to large parts of Welkom was interrupted as a result of the damage.  The whole CBD, industrial area, Bronville, Mandela Park, Doorn, Extensions 9 and 15, and parts of Extension 19 are currently without electricity supply.   
 
Affected consumers are reminded to treat all electrical installations as live and dangerous as electricity can be switched on without notice. 
 
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and asks for consumers to be patient while restoration is being performed. 
 
For more information and updates, contact the Eskom Contact Centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.
 
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