The City's transversal Disaster Operations Centre is active again from 16:00 until 22:00 to ensure an integrated approach and response to the potential impact from Eskom's Stage 6 load-shedding.
City-supplied customers currently remain on Stage 4.
The timing of the higher stages of load-shedding affects not only the peak-hour traffic, but also
increases the risk to public safety as more areas are experiencing outages simultaneously, and for prolonged periods in suburbs experiencing Stage 6 load-shedding.
By activating our DOC during this time, we are able to ensure integration between enforcement and emergency services, but also other relevant City departments.
The objective is to relieve any pressure points that may arise from load-shedding and to increase visibility in affected areas, in the interest of public safety and protecting critical infrastructure, among others,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.
The City's Traffic Service has identified 108 priority intersections that require point-duty during periods of load-shedding.
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