Welkom power supply restored; Odendaalsrus still affected

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Eskom reports that at 09:30 this morning power supply was restored to all parts of Welkom that were affected after theft at Eskom’s Welkom Park 44kV substation resulted in an outage from 11:00 on Thursday.

Eskom thanked the affected consumers in Welkom for their patience while technicians worked throughout the night to restore supply.

However, Odendaalsrus is still affected by an outage that occurred due to cable theft at the Odendaalsrus Munic Substation in the early hours of Friday morning.

Eskom again apologised for the inconvenience and urged consumers to treat all electrical lines, sockets and appliances as live and dangerous at all times.

Residents can direct their queries to the Eskom Contact Centre at 08600 ESKOM / 37566.