Electrical towers collapse in Goldfields storms

Parts of Welkom will be without electricity for an extended period, after Eskom towers collapsed during storms at the weekend.
Parts of Welkom will be without electricity for an extended period, after Eskom towers collapsed during storms at the weekend.
Image: Eskom

Storms in the Goldfields area of the Free State have led to the collapse of two 132 kV towers on the Everest-Welkom Bulk feeder.

This resulted in a loss of supply to a substantial portion of Welkom since 8pm on Sunday.

"Due to the extent of the damage, it is expected that the outage will last for an extended period," Eskom said in a statement.

An update will be provided later on Monday once an estimated restoration time has been established.

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