Motorists urged to be cautious as rain batters Gauteng

Motorists urged to be cautious as rain batters Gauteng

Gauteng Traffic Police has called on motorists drive with caution on the province's roads as rainy conditions continued on Sunday.

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Heavy and persistent rain has been falling over Gauteng since Friday.

"The heavy rainfall has led to many major routes being flooded, inaccessible and unsafe to drive through," says spokesperson Sello Maremane.

"The rain has also led to the destruction of properties and vehicles, notably in Sharpeville, in the Sedibeng district where a roof of a filling station collapsed.”

Maremane says road users should maintain a safe following distance at all times.

"If visibility is hampered due to heavy rainfall, motorists are advised to switch on their headlamps and hazards," adds Maremane.

"It is important that wiper blades are in good working condition before undertaking a trip.

"There is also a need to adhere to the prescribed speed limit at all times and continue avoiding heavily flooded areas by making use of alternative roads."

Traffic Police will remain on high alert, with a specific focus on low-lying areas, as more rain is forecast over the next few days in Gauteng.


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