Cape Town – The City of Cape Town’s disaster management teams and emergency services are working overtime, as heavy rainfalls continue to cause havoc in some parts of the Western Cape.
The continuous heavy rains coupled with cold fronts started late on Sunday, causing flooding and structural damage in some parts of the province.
On Tuesday morning, one of the City’s major roads, Spine Road between N2 and Faure Road had to be closed after a section of the road collapsed.
A report by EWN said the N2 inbound at Spine Road was currently flooded.
The City’s Road Infrastructure Management Department has dispatched over 100 teams from depots across Cape Town to attend to flooding-related complaints and incidents. All standby teams were attending to overnight incidents.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) June 14, 2022
“The left lane on the N2 inbound at Spine Road is also flooded. Traffic officers are diverting motorists around the scene. Motorists are advised to be patient while traveling in this vicinity. We advise motorists to seek alternative routes,” the report quoted Cape Town Traffic Service’s Kevin Jacobs as saying.
Over 100 teams have been dispatched by the City’s Road Infrastructure Management Department to assist in flooded areas across Cape Town while some teams have been attending to overnight incidents, the City said in a statement.
— TrafficSA (@TrafficSA) June 14, 2022
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe