An explosion at the 275Kilo Volt Klaarwater major substation this morning caused widespread power outage to about 50% of areas in Durban.

Areas in the Northern, Western and Southern regions of the City are still without power and electricity is expected to be restored in the next few hours.

However, power has been restored in some areas across the City. Technicians are on site to assess the damage and the cause of the explosion.

The City appeals for patience while we work around the clock to restore power in all affected areas.

ENDS.

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa