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Watch: N2 Bridge Near Botrivier Washed Away

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The N2 bridge near Botrivier in the Theewaterskloof Municipality has been washed away due to heavy rainfall.

The incident has prompted local authorities to urge residents and travellers to exercise extreme caution and seek alternative routes until further notice.

The bridge collapse occurred as a result of torrential rains that have been lashing the Western Cape region in recent days.

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The deluge caused the Botrivier River to swell significantly, resulting in the bridge’s structural integrity being compromised.

Thankfully, no casualties have been reported at this time.

In response to the emergency situation, Theewaterskloof Municipality has swiftly activated its disaster management teams, who are working diligently to assess the extent of the damage and plan for immediate repairs.

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Additionally, the municipality is coordinating efforts with neighboring municipalities and provincial authorities to ensure a swift and effective response to the crisis.

“Our primary focus right now is ensuring the safety of our residents and visitors. We urge everyone to exercise extreme caution and avoid using the N2 bridge near Botrivier until further notice. Our teams are working diligently to identify alternative routes, and we will communicate this information as soon as it becomes available,” Theewaterskloof Municipality posted on social media.

In the meantime, local and regional traffic authorities are working together to divert traffic away from the affected area.

Motorists travelling along the N2 in the vicinity of Botrivier are being redirected onto alternative routes to minimize disruption.

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Residents and travellers are advised to stay updated through official municipal communication channels, including social media, local radio, and the municipality’s website, for the latest information on alternative routes and progress on bridge repairs.

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