Avengers filming in Joburg postponed

2014-02-10 10:16

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Road closures in the Johannesburg CBD will come into effect tomorrow after the film company of the sequel to the superhero movie, The Avengers, postponed filming, metro police said.

Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said: “The film company informed us they cancelled filming on Monday.”

Albertina Sisulu Street (previously Market) will no longer be blocked off between Harrison and Rissik streets from 7am until 7pm as said earlier.

Minnaar said filming on the street will begin at 6pm tomorrow until Wednesday morning.

Other streets affected from February 14 to 23 will be President Street between Rissik and Eloff streets and Joubert Street between Harrison and Rissik streets, he said.

Parts of Commissioner, Sauer and Albertina Sisulu streets will also be closed.

Motorists are urged to use Jeppe, Bree, Pritchard, Marshall and Anderson streets as alternatives.

Minnaar said Kingsley Sithole Road and Basil Zuma Street in Orlando East, Soweto, will be closed to traffic on Thursday.

“The public is requested to exercise patience and use alternative roads in the meantime,” said Minnaar.

The sequel, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature Hollywood stars Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as the popular superheroes.

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