Namibia's Richterveld roads closed

2013-04-02 18:44
Richtersveld (SANparks)

Richtersveld (SANparks)

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Johannesburg - Namibian roads leading to the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park were closed because of heavy rain on Tuesday, SA National Parks (SANParks) said.

This was a precautionary measure, spokesperson Gabrielle Venter said.

"Guests arriving in the next few days have been informed and advised accordingly to exercise caution and use alternative roads," she said in a statement.

"Visitors will receive updates as and when our Namibian counterparts furnish us with information on the roads situation."

The Oranjemund, Rosh Pinah, Ai-Ais and Noordoewer roads were closed on Tuesday afternoon. Motorists were warned that travelling on a closed road was punishable by a fine.

Motorists should drive cautiously in heavy rains and not attempt to cross submerged roads or flooded causeways and bridges, Venter said.

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