The City would like to inform residents that after an explosion at the Klaarwater major substation this morning, electricity has been successfully restored to all areas.

However, there is an electricity outage in the Hillcrest and Waterfall areas which is not related to the explosion of this morning. Technicians are working to repair a fault in those areas.

Any customers who are not part of Hillcrest and Waterfall who are still without electricity must please check their earth leakage units in case these have tripped or can log an individual fault at our electricity Contact Centre – 080 311 1111.

We appeal to residents not to circulate unverified information on social media. If residents are concerned about safety in their area, they can call our Emergency number on 031 361 0000.

ENDS.

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa