IN PICTURES: Bridges and roads washed away after Kruger dam bursts

By YOU
06 March 2017

The Sabie River in the Kruger National Park overflowed its banks this past weekend.

The Sabie River in the Kruger National Park burst its banks this past weekend. Several roads and bridges were washed away when the damn wall burst.

The H1/2 road between Tshokwane and Skukuza is still closed because the bridge between the two camps has washed away.

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“Please note that this part of the road will remain closed for at least two weeks whilst a detour is created,” said William Mabasa, SanParks head of communication, in a statement. The only route to Satara is now over a low water bridge at Lower Sabie. The bridge is currently still under water but is expected to be opened shortly. Read more: WATCH: Bakkie swept away in KZN flash floods The damage to the roads inside the park was caused when a dam in the Sabie River burst on Saturday, causing a large amount of water to flow downstream.

The Kruger National Park is still open to visitors.

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