Flooded roads a nightmare

2015-04-30 16:59

CONSTANT heavy rain experienced in the Goldfields has resulted in the flooding of several roads and streets in the greater Welkom and Thabong.

While the rain provided relief from the drought, it left residents in the low-lying areas frustrated. They battled flooded streets and roads with blocked drainage systems or sometimes no drainage system at all. Several streets looked more like canals and the yards of people residing in these streets were flooded. Those affected struggled to enter and exit their homes.

Residents living in Mokgomo Street, Ward 29 of the Matjha­beng Local Municipality, were among the scores exposed to the frustration of negotiating their way through the flooded, muddy street. Following the heavy rains, streets and roads, the condition of which had been worrying, had worsened, some revealing several hazardous potholes and making it a nightmare for motorists

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