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ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION ON 21 OCTOBER 2018

Residents are advised of a proposed electricity shutdown on SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2018, between the hours of 08h00 and 16h00, in various areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, caused by the temporary shutdown of the College Drive Substation, to allow repairs and maintenance to be carried out on a local transformer.  

Areas affected: Mill Park, St. Georges Park (only end of College Drive Road), Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Scotstown.

Streets affected: Ascot Road, Barris Walk Street, Bradshaw Street, Churchill Road, College Drive, Conyngham Road, Cape Road, Dene Road, Fairford Road, Highbeech Road, Lenox Street, McLean Road, Mill Park Road, Mortimer Road, Nightingale Street, Ramsay Lane, Salisbury Avenue, Wares Road, Way Avenue, Wembley Road, Westview Drive, Woodville Road, Young Road. 

All installations must be treated as live for the duration of the outage. - Apologies are tendered for any inconvenience caused.

Disaster Management officials on high alert as heavy rain expected overnight

The dip area of Third Avenue, Newton Park in Port Elizabeth will be closed from 8pm tonight and municipal officials are on high alert following a warning from the South African Weather Service (SAWS) that up to 40mm can be expected overnight.

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Safety and Security, Cllr John Best, said Disaster Management officials will be on high alert from this afternoon as the expected rainfall could lead to localised flooding especially in lower-lying areas.

"Please note that the while the dip area is closed, you might have to leave your homes earlier tomorrow morning as the William Moffett Expressway will take strain due to congestion.

"Motorists must please also take the necessary care when driving in lower-lying areas and on wet road surfaces as careless driving and the adverse weather conditions could lead to accidents.

"We will review the closure of Third Avenue dip tomorrow morning and advise motorists accordingly,” MMC Best said.

In case of an emergency, please call 041 585 1555.

Ends

Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (041 506 1500 / 082 780 2726 / kbaron@mandelametro.gov.za / @kupidobaron). 

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