Afternoon storms hit Joburg as roads get flooded
The Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) has beckoned on drivers to be more careful on the roads on Monday as much flooding ruin parts of the city.
JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said officers had been sent to different areas so as to control heavy traffic as a result of the weather condition.
“Two traffic lanes are blocked off at the moment on the M1 south and M1 north double decker in Newtown due to flooding on the freeway. Motorists should exercise caution as JMPD officers are monitoring that situation,” he said.
“Klipsruitvalley Road is also flooded in Orlando West, Soweto, between Chris Hani Road and Moroka Nancefield Road. Motorists should drive through Orlando West this afternoon to avoid the flooded area.”
#FlashFloods Delarey/Newlands JHB. pic.twitter.com/TSaZkqrpRh
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) October 5, 2020
Flooding over parts of Johannesburg this afternoon (05 October 2020). Source: Gauteng Weather FB. Drive safely. pic.twitter.com/fjwXsLQjRJ
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) October 5, 2020
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