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Here is a list of Roads Closed due to Flooding in Cape Town

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Cape Town is grappling with the aftermath of relentless heavy rain and powerful winds, resulting in widespread road closures and transportation chaos.

Motorists are strongly advised to stay informed and consider alternative routes as the city’s road network bears the brunt of these severe weather conditions.

Cape Town’s Traffic Officers are working tirelessly to manage the numerous road closures brought about by this adverse weather.

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Here are some of the key road closures currently in effect:

1. Jakes Gerwel Road: Closed in both directions between Klipfontein and Turfhall roads.

2. Baden Powell Drive: Closed between Capricorn and Strandfontein Road.

3. Phillip Kgosana Drive: Incoming traffic is closed at Nelson Mandela Boulevard.

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4. Milton Road: Closed between Townsend Road and Jakes Gerwel Drive.

5. Granger Bay Boulevard: Closed between Helen Suzman and Fritz Sonnenberg.

6. Bottelary Road: Closed between Botfontein Road and R304.

7. Gordons Bay Main Road: Closed between Broadlands Road and Onverwacht Street.

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In addition to road closures, minor mudslides have been reported on Victoria Road in Camps Bay, adding further challenges for residents and commuters.

Emergency services are on high alert, responding promptly to incidents caused by the adverse weather.

Meanwhile, a Golden Arrow bus has overturned on Jakes Gerwel Drive, near Athlone, leading to a swift response from the City’s emergency teams.

Cape Town Traffic Services spokesperson Kevin Jacobs has assured the public that authorities are actively addressing the situation.

To ensure your safety during these challenging conditions, here are some important tips for motorists:

1. Exercise Caution: Drive at reduced speeds to maintain control of your vehicle on slippery roads.

2. Increase Following Distances: Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you to allow for sudden stops.

3. Stay Informed: Stay up-to-date with road closures and weather updates to plan your journeys effectively.

4. Use Alternative Routes: Seek out alternative routes to circumvent closed roads and potential hazards.

5. Watch for Fallen Trees: Be vigilant for fallen trees and debris obstructing the roadway.

Cape Town residents and commuters are urged to exercise patience and prioritize safety as they navigate the challenges posed by this severe weather.

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