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Eskom preps for extreme weather in the Eastern Cape

By Jesica Slabbert - May 13, 2017
Eskom preps for extreme weather in the Eastern Cape

Eskom has initiated its emergency preparedness protocol in the Eastern Cape due to the warning of extreme weather conditions that will affect the province this weekend.

Provincial spokesperson for Eskom Ntosh Mafumbatha said there are areas that will be affected areas which are prone to snow, including Aliwal North, Queenstown and areas around Ngcobo.

"We are also looking across the entire province so that we can be ready for anything that could impact the electricity infrastructure negatively,” said Mafumbatha. 

She said Eskom technicians were already on standby and they have put strategies into place to deal with any eventuality.

“Customers are urged to be on the lookout for any possible damages to electricity infrastructure that may result in low hanging conductors. Please report these to Eskom contact centre 086 003 7566.” said Mafumbata.