Roads closed in ECape due to snow

2011-07-25 07:41

Extremely low temperatures across the Eastern Cape have resulted in the closure of at least two mountain passes with heavy snowfalls in places.

The N6 road at the Penhoek Pass between Queenstown and Jamestown and the Nico Malan Pass between Seymour and Whittlesea have been closed, the SABC reported.

Snow also resulted in slippery conditions on the R56 between Mount Fletcher and Matatiele in the north of the province.

Several accidents have been reported due to snow fall on the R61 between Queenstown and Cofimvaba.

Cathcart and Dordrecht residents also reported heavy snowfalls since last night.

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