Early snowfall in Barkly East

2011-05-26 07:37

Barkly East was transformed into “a winter wonderland” when Eastern Cape received an early dusting of snow early today, the owner of a bed and breakfast in the area said.

Old Mill Inn owner Mark Devitt said the snow started falling at midnight and was getting heavier by 8.30am.

“We normally get snow from June or July onwards, so this is unusually early. The snow is about 10cm thick so far,” he said.

Snowfalls led to the closure of Barkly Pass, between Barkly East and Elliot, said Warrant Officer Eric Bojabotseha.

He said that in surrounding areas the roads were “very slippery” and motorists should drive with caution.

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