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Storm wreaks havoc in Southern Free State, leaving customers without supply

TUESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2021: A storm that passed through the Southern Free State last night resulted in damage to Eskom infrastructure and left Jagersfontein and Edenburg as well as rural customers in these areas without electricity supply.  About 50 poles in these areas are on the ground. 

The rural lines that are affected are:

  • Trompsburg – Rietkuil
  • Fauresmith – Skietpan
  • Fauresmith – Metz
  • Trompsburg – Kromelmboog
  • Pompie – Rietkuil
  • Edenburg Munic – Gretna
  • Fauresmith – Spitkop

While Eskom technical teams are attending to the outages as a matter of urgency, the heavy rains have led to access problems, making many sites unreachable by truck. 

At this stage, it is estimated that all repairs should be completed by Friday afternoon; however, further storms may delay progress.

Eskom apologises for the inconvenience caused by the supply interruption and thanks electricity users for their patience.


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