PICS: Cape roads closed due to mudslides and rock falls

2013-11-17 10:37
Cape Town -  Severe weather has affected thousands of people in the Western Cape, leaving various roads closed due to flooding, mudslides and rockfalls.

EWN reports the R44 Clarence Dr has been closed off to traffic between Gordons Bay and Rooiels, with road users being advised to  use the N2 via Sir Lowrys Pass.

Kalk Bay's main road has also been hit by flooding and on Saturday the M4 between Clovelly and Fishoek was closed but has since been re-opened.

Chapman's Peak drive, along the Atlantic Coast between Noordhoek and Hout Bay remains closed due to a mudslide. The mudslide is said to be close to the Tintswalo five-star luxury hotel, with access only open to its guests from the Noordhoek side of Chapman's Peak.

Travellers are also being advised to use Ou Kaapse Weg as an alternative route.

Parts of Victoria Road in Camps Bay have been washed away and affected by smaller-scale rockfalls.

The City of Cape Town disaster management said engineering crews are in the process of clearing up many of the areas where these incidents occurred and will  proceed with its recovery work over the next few days.

Pics showing the mudslides and rockfalls  were posted on social media sites such as twitter and Facebook.

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