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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.

Early warning system launched for the low-level bridge in Third Avenue, Newton Park

Flashing lights to indicate the closure of the low-level bridge in Third Avenue Avenue, Newton Park during flooding was launched today.

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Safety and Security, Cllr John Best, said the lights – that will be operated remotely from the South End Fire Station control room – will ultimately lessen inconvenience to motorists as the road can be reopened quicker and improve road safety.

"The boom gates erected by the Infrastructure and Engineering Department in 2010 are not effective. Some motorists cut the locks, remove the barricade and drive through at immense personal risk to themselves which renders this system ineffective.

"Officials from our Disaster Management and Information Technology departments came up with a solution that we believe will work. As soon as the water level at the low-level bridge is deemed dangerous, red lights will be switched on remotely to inform motorists that they cannot use the road safely any longer.

"If these signs are disregarded, offenders will be prosecuted. A fine of R1 500 can be issued when traffic signs are ignored.

"However we will keep the boom gates in place for now until we are confident that the electronic system is perfectly safe.

"Lights will also be erected in the William Moffett Expressway to inform motorists when the low-level bridge is closed. The road can also be opened with much less effort when water levels subsided enough to allow traffic to pass through again,” said MMC Best.

Click on https://youtu.be/B3w7LxesDrA for a video of MMC John Best addressing the media at the Third Avenue dip.

In cases of emergency, please call 041 585 1555 for access to the Metro Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Traffic Law Enforcement.

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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