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WATCH: Blocked storm water drains turn Cape Town streets into rivers

02 July, 12:10 PM

Cape Town streets were turned into rivers after heavy rains blocked storm water drains in Nyanga on Sunday. 

"Various roads across the city have been affected by heavy downpours... The roads and storm water department is clearing roadways and unblocking drains," said disaster risk management centre spokesperson Charlotte Powell.

Flooding was reported across the City including in Khayelitsha, Macassar, Philippi, Gugulethu, Kraaifontein, Atlantis, Maitland, Parow, Goodwood, Ravensmead, Uitsig, Somerset West, Woodstock and Elsies River.

READ: Thousands affected by heavy rains, while some roads snowed over

Mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron on Sunday said the most affected traffic areas include Kudu Avenue in Lotus River, Crescent Road on the corner of Claremont Avenue and Main Road in Somerset West.

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