Fichardt Park and Pellissier may be without power


Residents of Fichardt Park and Pellissier may experience planned power outages today and Thursday respectively, according to Centlec. Planned power interruptions will also affect areas outside of Bloemfontein, such as Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu throughout the week.

The planned interruptions are set to take place in Fichardt Park from 09:00 to 16:00 on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 and on Thursday, 17 October 2019 in Pellissier. However, Mangaung power distributor, Centlec, stated that alternative interruption dates are 22 and 24 October 2019 should interruptions be postponed.

“The shutdown is necessary for construction and/or maintenance upgrades on the network,” a statement from Centlec reads.

The areas in Fichardt Park and Pellissier suburbs that will be affected include Aanwind Street and Rinkink Street, Valkfontein Avenue, Pellissier Drive and Kolperd Street among others.

“The power may be restored without warning at any time during the shutdown period. All installations must therefore be treated as live and dangerous,” says the statement. –

Nomaqhawe Mtebele