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  • Updated: December 09, 2022

Several Major Roads In South Africa Flooded Due To Heavy Rainfalls

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has reported numerous flooding incidents on major roads across Joburg, Roodepoort and Soweto caused by heavy rains on Friday morning. 

JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said they received reports of flooding in many parts of the city after heavy rains on Friday morning.

According to Fihla, the worst affected areas were Westlake Road near Florida Lake and Albertina Sisulu Road.

Parts of Hendrik Potgieter Road in the direction of Ruimsig were also affected.

Other parts of Roodepoort, he said, had experienced localized flooding.

Parts of Soweto — including Klipspruit Valley Road, Mncube Drive and Moroka Nancefield Road — were also affected.

Metrorail trains in Soweto have been suspended due to overhead wires being struck by lightning and flooding along the Naledi-Dube line.

Metrorail has announced that the Naledi-Johannesburg line, which uses new electric trains that have been in service for more than a week, will be closed on Friday.

Commuters are advised to seek alternative transportation until further notice, according to Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng.

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