Rock fall closes Chapman's Peak Drive

2011-07-28 10:19

Cape Town - Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town was closed on Thursday morning after a rock fell on the road, the provincial department of transport and public works said.

"This constituted a Level 4 fall, seen as a high-risk rock fall that requires an immediate road closure, followed by a detailed assessment to determine the origin point of the rock," Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle said.

"Heavy rainfalls on the pass have thus far prevented our abseiling team from making an ascent. They will proceed as soon as the rain has subsided."

The assessment would take a further 24 hours.

Carlisle said there had been multiple rock falls last week, but the road was not closed as they had all landed in a "drop zone".

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  • Deeteem - 2011-07-28 10:54

    Plot for sale !! Situated on Cape Town's stunning Chapmans Peak's drop zone !! Juju, wanna move ?

  • Andrew - 2011-07-28 10:58

    Gravity sucks!!

  • struth - 2011-07-28 11:04

    Oh oh, everytime it rains this happens, so glad my husband did not take this route to Hout Bay earlier this morning.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-07-28 11:08

    Seems like this road is situated between a rock anf a hard place.

  • Pictureof - 2011-07-28 11:14

    Time to remove that table shaped rock for good.

      Felix - 2011-07-28 11:20

      Wrong rock.

  • jowza - 2011-07-28 11:21

    damn rocks.they are everywhere.wonder if these rocks were having a braai

  • struth - 2011-07-28 11:26

    @ Darren, just as well, avoid Chappies during and after heavy rain.

  • Hlabirwa - 2011-07-28 13:50

    Is that the rock that caused closure? You must be kidding.

  • Kevin - 2011-07-28 14:53

    ROCK and ROLL!

  • nana - 2011-08-02 23:58

    and i so love the place, i like going there most of my time that i have. one day one of the rocks they going to fall on me.

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