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"Our transformer is damaged because of the illegal connections." Cape Town – Violence erupted in Delft at the weekend over a month-long power cut residents blamed on those living in informal settlements.
About 70K experienced short power outages in their homes. According to utility company, a momentary outage is usually the cause when lights flicker at home during storms or during high wind. It is caused by short disruptions in the grid, which can activate safety devices such as fuses or switches.
Thousands of people in Washington County were without electricity. The outage was caused by a falling pole. According to local utility company 3,600 were affected in the Beaverton and Hillsboro areas while some glitches on their power outage map showed 8,700 before.