Joburg rain set to ease

2014-02-03 15:52
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Johannesburg - Heavy rain in and around Johannesburg will start to ease off from Tuesday morning, the SA Weather Service said.

"Today we are expecting an 80% chance of rain, on and off, through to [Tuesday] morning," forecaster Bongani Chibi said on Monday.

Thereafter only isolated showers were expected until Thursday. The wet weather, which caused flooding in parts of Johannesburg, was caused by a tropical low weather system.

Chibi said it was difficult to predict whether Gauteng would have more heavy rains of this nature before winter.

"Until the end of April, there is still a chance."

A number of accidents, including a light aircraft crash at Lanseria International Airport on Monday, were in part attributed to the heavy rains and the flooding it caused.

Airport spokesperson Claudette Vianello said the weather was considered to be a factor in the crash, in which three people were killed on Monday morning.

Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said between 06:00 and 11:00 there had been 52 road accidents, eight of which resulted in injuries.

Around 13:00 a 10-ton truck overturned when it drove through a pool of water on the N12 west.

Minnaar said emergency workers helped out when a car got stuck on a low-level bridge linking Kliptown and Klipspruit West earlier on Monday.

Emergency management services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi earlier said Klip Valley Road and New Canada Road in Soweto, and William Nicol and Goldman roads, near Florida, were among the roads flooded.

He said emergency services would help evacuate areas affected by flooding.

"We will be monitoring areas such as Alexandra, Diepsloot and Ivory Park."

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