Employees of the City of Johannesburg's power utility City Power held hostage by Alexandra community after blackout, South Africa. A spokesperson from City Power said efforts to attend to the burnt substation had been delayed by a lack of replacement parts. The damage made it impossible to even connect a generator.
A yellow weather warning has been issued for Yorkshire because of strong winds. The Met Office is warning there is a risk that buildings will be damaged, longer journey times or cancellations on trains made, road closures and power cuts due to the weather.
Hundreds of homes were left without electricity by a power cut Sunday morning in West Malling, Kings Hill, Snodland, and surrounding areas. Power cut was due to the issue with a high voltage overhead electricity line. Specialist engineers has been working to divert power remotely but they told they can't restore everyone this way.
"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.