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Heavy rain and snow for E Cape

2012-07-13 12:05

Cape Town - A warning has been issued for heavy rain and snow in parts of the Eastern Cape at the weekend, provincial MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane said on Friday.

He warned locals to be careful when travelling and to listen for updates from disaster management officials.

Affected municipalities included the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, Buffalo City metro, Peddie local municipality, Amathole district municipality and Cacadu district.

"Areas like Queenstown, Aliwal North and surrounding areas might not be out of the woods with regards to this weather, as they are snow-prone areas during this time of the year," Qoboshiyane said.

Some residents had already been moved to higher ground.

A meeting would be held later on Friday to discuss road closures, operations and procedures in municipalities likely to be affected.

Comments
  • janet.upsher - 2012-07-13 13:24

    The Swartberg Pass is closed near Oudtshoorn. There is snow on the Outeniqua Mountains visible from Knysna.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-07-13 13:33

    Peddie local municipality.yho

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-13 14:02

    We are in for some freezing weather this week end. Everyone who will be affected - hope you have heeded the warnings and moved to higher ground.

  • don.quioxte.3 - 2012-07-14 16:02

    Some residents had already been moved to higher ground. WTF ???????

  • lin.lom - 2012-07-14 21:40

    I would like to know if any roads are closed between Cradock and Bloemfontein?

  • hennelie - 2012-07-15 18:03

    We would like to thank Deon from Greyhound Cape and Fanie from 3 Sisters traffic department for the first possitive news in 24 hours. My daughter Marleze Riemer was traveling from JHB to Cape in a bus and was stuck in the snow from 3 o clock saturday morning without water, food or blankets. we phoned all over SA to try and help. My son Jacky Swanepoel got hold of Deon (Greyhound bus) this morning and he had a major task on his shoulders all we can do is to thanks both men. God Bless.

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