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Bultfontein restoration underway while weather delays progress
THURSDAY, 25 MARCH 2021: Electricity consumers in Bultfontein in the Free State as well as approximately 7 000 direct Eskom customer in the area are currently experiencing an electricity outage following a trip of the Port Allen - Bultfontein 44 kV line yesterday morning when a thunder storm and heavy rain swept through the area. 
Various faults have been identified and repaired although heavy rain and wet terrain is hindering progress and making it difficult to access the fault sites by truck.  Weather permitting, it is estimated that repairs should be completed this afternoon.
The following areas are affected:
·        Bultfontein Municipality
·        Phahameng
·        Labori
·        Saambou
·        Rooidam
·        Bloemrust
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and assures customers that the repairs are being attended to with the required urgency.
During the supply interruption period, electricity users are urged to treat all electrical lines, sockets and appliances as live and dangerous. 
Enquiries can be directed to the Eskom Contact Centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.