Johannesburg roads flooded

2012-09-07 08:15
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Johannesburg - Some roads in the centre of Johannesburg were flooded on Friday morning, Johannesburg metro police said.

"The intersection of Commissioner and Troy Streets in the CBD is flooded, a car had to be towed off the water," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnar.

He said motorists should avoid Commissioner Street and use Anderson as an alternative route.

"Roads are still slippery. Motorists are requested to drive carefully," he said.

Chaos

Stormy weather battered large parts of the country on Thursday, with dozens of people being displaced and cars being swept away.

Emergency and disaster officials remain on stand-by in areas where residents had been warned of possible floods as torrential rainfall was expected to continue on Friday.

Thunderstorms and heavy rains caused flooding in Cleveland, Parktown, on the M1 highway at Smit Street, at Klipspruit Valley Road and New Canada Road in Soweto, Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said.

Three vehicles were swept off a bridge on Nancefield Road in Soweto, near the Maponya Hostel.

Metrorail services in Gauteng were disrupted after lightning hit a substation at Pinedene station in Centurion, causing major delays.

Motorists across the country were also warned to be careful on the wet and slippery roads.

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