Mattresses and engine blocks dumped in storm water drains - JRA

Rains this week caused havoc on the roads leading to several closures, flooding and potholes.

Joburg Roads Agency (JRA) managing director, Dr Sean Phillips, said areas affected included Cosmo City, Florida (extension 11) Louie Botha Avenue and Houghton Drive, Malibongwe and Witkoppen Roads.

He conceded that while the frequency of cleaning these storm water drains must be increased, it doesn't help that people dispose of rubbish in these drains.

We've found mattresses and engine blocks in these drains and this causes problems.

Dr Sean Phillips, JRA

There is also a backlog for the resurfacing of tar surfaces and the more we do, the less potholes will appear.

Dr Sean Phillips, JRA
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