Major Joburg roads flooded amid heavy rains
Traffic officers have blocked off a stretch of the M1 double-decker highway as heavy downpours continue in Johannesburg.
They say a number of cars have got stuck on the freeway.
Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minaar urged motorists to drive with caution.
A number of accidents have taken place on the M1 freeway, the N1, N3, M1-South, Malboro – where a vehicle has overturned – and Allandale there are also accidents, but there are no injuries.Wayne Minnaar, Spokesperson - JMPD
⚠️ALERT⚠️— Tembeds (@AsktheChief01) February 8, 2020
Motorists are advised to avoid the Buccleuch Dr Bridge, due to flooding of Jukskei River. @JoburgMPD #RegionE officers @CityofJoburgEMS are present diverting traffic. #JHBTraffic#SaferJoburg pic.twitter.com/JpcYWjqkgF
Areas of Joburg affected by flooding include Orange Farm, Protea Glen, Alexandra and Orlando West.
Joburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) are attending to people trapped in their homes in flooded areas including including Orlando, Kliptown and Alexandra.
Areas of @CityofJoburgZA affected by localised flooding due to current rains 🌧🌧 include Orange Farm, Protea Glen, Alexandra, Orlando West.— Joburg Public Safety (@CoJPublicSafety) February 8, 2020
Report blocked stormwater drains to @MyJRA
Any emergency dial🤳 011-375-5911 🚓🚒🚑🚚 pic.twitter.com/TqepdV5bzO
Additional reporting by EWN