Some roads still closed in Eastern Cape

2012-07-16 11:11

Cape Town - Some passes in the Eastern Cape have been opened on Monday morning while others remain closed due to bad weather, provincial traffic officials said.

Spokesperson Tshepo Machaea told News24 that the N9 between Graaf-Reniet and Middelburg was opened but advised motorists to drive with caution.

Meanwhile, the R61 between Graaf-Reniet and Cradock remains closed due to snowfall while the R330 between Hankeye and HUmansdorp is also closed due to flooding.

Machaea said many roads around Port Elizabeth are also closed due to floods but officials will monitor the situation and may open it later.

A minimum of 10 people died in road accidents in the province as a result of the weather, Machaea said.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation urged motorists to plan their routes according to weather and media reports.

If the weather worsened, drivers were urged to pull over at the nearest petrol station or place of safety.