Western Cape warned of bigger cold front

2013-06-03 08:22
Flooding (File, AP)

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2013-06-03 07:48

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Cape Town - More heavy rain and bitter cold is expected in the Western Cape with the arrival of a new cold front on Monday.

Die Burger reported that the cold, wet conditions over the weekend had wreaked a great deal of damage.

According to Cape Town disaster management’s Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, 2 266 people were affected by floods on the Cape Flats.

Almost 550 houses were damaged in Philippi, Bishop Lavis, Strand, Guguletu and Khayelitsha.

Roads closed

Roofs were also blown off houses in Athlone, Elsies River, Langa and Parow Valley, it was reported.
A road engineer was killed in a rock fall on the Franschhoek Pass on Sunday night. Officials were clearing the road when another rock fall occurred, in which one person was slightly injured.

The road would be closed for the time being.

Chapman’s Peak was also closed due to mud slides.

The South African Weather Service forecast snow for mountains in the Southern Cape and biting cold for the rest of the week.

Hail and thunderstorms surprised residents of Cape Town, the Boland and the Cape Winelands on Sunday.

The hail on Sunday afternoon covered Cape Town’s city centre streets.

A metre of snow

According to the weather office, the province was hit by a cold front on Saturday, which was followed by a second on Sunday afternoon with a third still on its way on Monday.

Even heavier rain could be expected in the province on Monday.
Snow fell in Sutherland over the weekend and the pass to the town was closed.

“No one can get into or out of the town and the snowflakes are still falling. It is lying quite thick here,” said Jurg Wagener.

There was also snow of about a metre thick in Matroosberg between Ceres and De Doors as well as on the Hex River Mountains.

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