Thursday, December 08, 2005

Another power cut in the city

Parts of the Cape Peninsula were plunged into darkness again on Wednesday night after another power failure. Large parts of the province suffered three huge power cuts last month due to a partial shut-down at the Koeberg nuclear power station. But the City of Cape Town says last night’s power failure in the city centre and the Atlantic seaboard was apparently caused by an infrastructure problem which led to a feeder cable overload. To make matters worse, a water mains burst in Three Anchor Bay on Thursday morning turning Beach Road into a river and leaving many people without water.

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