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Snowfalls and mud slides

Welcome rain in The Garden Route caused a mud slide along the N2 near the Buffels Bay turn-off. Motorists are urged to proceed with caution. Authorities are on the scene and cleaning up operations are underway. Meanwhile we have received reports of several mountain passes that were closed due to heavy snowfalls, especially in the Eastern Cape.

Media Report by Provincial traffic spokesperson, Charles Bramwell on snowfalls in the Eastern Cape the past 24 hours.

1.The Loodsberg pass on N9 between Graaff Reinet en Middelburg

2. The Wapsberg pass between Graaff Reinet and Cradock. Both passes are closed due to heavy snowfalls

3. The R67 between Fort Beaufort and Queenstown is also moderately snowing but road is still open and slippery

4. The Kraairivier Pass between Barkley East and Lady Grey is also snowing and motorist are advised to better reschedule their trips as the snow falls are continues and can be problematic

5. On the R56 about 36 kilometers north of Mount Fletcher the snow is approx 5cm thick

6. Barkly Pass on the R58 between Barkly East and Elliot is also having snowfalls but road is still open but is being closely monitored

7. The Penhoek Pass on N6 between Queenstown and Jamestown is also snowing but the road is still open

“Motorists are urge to be extra cautious in these conditions as the road surface is slippery. Traffic Officers are on duty in all these areas together with teams from disaster managemen,” said Provincial Traffic spokesperson, Charles Bramwell.

He said updates will be provided throughout Thursday.


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