Winter weather lashes Cape

2013-06-02 07:21


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Cape Town – The Western Cape has been hit by heavy rain and cold weather in the first real bout of winter weather this year.

According to Eyewitness News cold and wet weather conditions were expected in Cape Town and surrounds until Tuesday.

Residents of the Winelands have reported seeing snow on the mountains in the first reports of snowfall this winter.

Cape Town city officials said response teams have been on high alert but have not had to deal with any major incidents.

City official Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said about 300 shacks had been waterlogged in various areas in the city.

Residents in need were given relief parcels as well as blankets and hot meals.

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