Joburg agencies “sorry” for traffic congestion

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JOHANNESBURG – THE Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) and City Power apologized for the frustration and congestion on local roads caused by the failure of traffic signals.

This came after City Deep Power Station malfunctioned earlier today.

“I would like to sincerely apologise to all motorists affected by this outage this morning that caused traffic signal failures in the City of Johannesburg and let you know that we are working with City Power to address the power supply issues and have all hands on deck to resolve this,” says Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) Managing Director, Skhumbuzo Macozoma.

“We absolutely appreciate the urgency of the situation and understand the impact it is having on the City’s economy and are doing everything we can to get the affected traffic signals back up and running.”

On Tuesday morning, City Power experienced a technical fault on one of the transformers at the Prospect substation.

Both City Power and Eskom started to investigate the technical fault in order to determine what caused the loss of supply at the Prospect Substation, which is one of the three bulk intake station in Johannesburg. This Substation feeds several smaller substations that were affected by the interruption of supply at the Prospect Substation

“City Power and Eskom technicians were on site, working around the clock to put power back at the afore-mentioned substations and started restoring supply at 9h00 and full supply to all areas was expected before the end of the day.

“We will keep customers informed as and when we get new updates regarding this matter. City Power apologises for any inconvenience caused to customers during this power outage,” says Sicelo Xulu, Managing Director of City Power.

In the meantime, JRA and City Power urged all motorists to treat affected intersections as four way stops.

– CAJ News





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