A fire at the Devon Valley substation in Stellenbosch caused widespread electricity interruption in the area on Monday night [January 18].

Parts of Stelleenbosch were plunged into darkness as repair teams worked to restore power. Once the fire was extinguished, Eskom and an on-site municipal team were on hand to assess the damage and determine voltage capacity before switching on lines.

“Power will be restored bit by bit and may take some time to avoid electricity tripping. Difficult to provide a clear time of full reinstatement. Work will continue until power is restored,” the Municipality wrote in a statement on Monday night.

Power was restored at 12.20am, according to the Municipality.

Picture: Facebook / Stellenbosch Municipality

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