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Mudslides, floods causes numerous road closures in Durban, here is where

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Continous heavy rains have triggered massive landslides and floods leading to numerous road closures in Durban and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The public has been urged to stay to avoid falling victim to the raging waters.

In the eThekwini region there are several road closures which effectively stops many people to access their work places.

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Major routes such as the N3, N2 and M4 have been blocked in various places making it impossible for vehicles to pass.

Here are the road closures in eThekwini due to flooding or mudslides:

M4 southern freeway on both directions at the intersection with the N2 near Isipingo.

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N2 by the old airport roadway completely flooded on both sides. Freight containers are also scattered on the road having floated their way from nearby container depots.

N2 both directions at Mayville, between the M7 interchange and the N3 interchange, road is closed due to mud on the roadway following a massive land slide.

Tara Road and Quality Street intersection in the Bluff closed off due to flooding. Tara road is flooded all the way up to Beach Road.

Mondi road is closed and the Mondi factory has also been evacuated after the overflow from the canal flooded the factory.

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The N2 south just after Umgababa has been severely damaged.

N2 Closed at Umhlali River as the bridge is flooded.

R102 Closed at Umhlali River due to flooding.

Esenembe Road Closed at Umhlali River after the road was washed away.

M4 southbound closed between Sibaya Circle and Umdloti due to flooding and mudslide.

These road in Pinetown are closed;

  • Stockville Road
  • Stapleton Road
  • Caversham Road
  • Crompton Road near Shepston Road

The N3 east just before Mariannhill toll gate has also been affected by mudslides.

Edwin Swales drive and South Coast Road intersection at Rossburgh is flooded.

South Coast Road is also flooded at the intersection with Blamey road in Clairwood.

SA Trucker urges motorists not to attempt to cross flooded streams.

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On Monday, authorities confirmed that two people had lost their lives due to the floods, 11 others were still missing.

Unitrans depot on Archery Road in Clairwood is also flooded.

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