Some roads still closed in Eastern Cape

2012-07-16 11:11
Drivers fill up at a petrol station in Three Sisters (Elgee Bothma, MyNews24 user)

Drivers fill up at a petrol station in Three Sisters (Elgee Bothma, MyNews24 user)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


Heavy rains in PE

2012-07-16 08:52

More than 2 000 people living in the low lying areas were evacuated to places of safety after heavy rains fell in some parts of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. If you have any flood pics send them to WATCH

Cape Town - Some passes in the Eastern Cape have been opened on Monday morning while others remain closed due to bad weather, provincial traffic officials said.

Spokesperson Tshepo Machaea told News24 that the N9 between Graaf-Reniet and Middelburg was opened but advised motorists to drive with caution.

Meanwhile, the R61 between Graaf-Reniet and Cradock remains closed due to snowfall while the R330 between Hankeye and HUmansdorp is also closed due to flooding.

Machaea said many roads around Port Elizabeth are also closed due to floods but officials will monitor the situation and may open it later.

A minimum of 10 people died in road accidents in the province as a result of the weather, Machaea said.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation urged motorists to plan their routes according to weather and media reports.

If the weather worsened, drivers were urged to pull over at the nearest petrol station or place of safety.

Read more on:    port elizabeth  |  east london  |  weather

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

Embracing sustainability in tobacco agriculture

In Sub-Saharan Africa, farming represents a subsistence lifestyle for millions of people. In recent years though, the development of farming into an economic activity has made a real change in how the land is used in providing for the population.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.