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    Default Powerless in Pretoria

    This massive storm broke out over Pretoria this afternoon sending eveything into chaos. I work in the Moot and as I was working the storm broke out and one of the lightning crashes knocked out the power in the entire area. So I was sent home early. I stay in Erasmuskloof which is all the way on the other side of the city. Got on the highway, excited to go home, only to realise all the power from Menlyn to past Elarduspark was knocked out as well. Sigh. And the highway looked like an apocalyptic nightmare.

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    Update: New storm coming down now. Much of Centurion out of power as well! Holy crap.

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    Mamelodi also out apparently according to a friend of mine working at the Tukkies campus there, and Erasmuskloof where I live everything is out. This might be a while before they fix it!
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    Busy camping out at home - candles and gas cooker

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl-sa View Post
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    no worries, will still have internetz
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    I hope its not down in garsfontein...
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    Gautrain is also extremely slow. Must be because of the power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    I hope its not down in garsfontein...
    Everywhere in the east - ooooh just come on right now!
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    While I sincerely hope that this gets sorted asap, I can only thank you guys up in PTA for proactively reducing consumption to alleviate pressure on Eskoms electricity distribution. Hopefully it'll prevent some rolling blackouts for us CTians

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi300c View Post
    Everywhere in the east - ooooh just come on right now!
    Lucky bastid!
    Moreleta still down. Most of this side of town still down.

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    Nyala substation was hit . It's in PTA east. So I doubt it will have affected PTA north.

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