Umhlanga highway to closed over festive period after mudslide

[WATCH] Umhlanga highway to remain closed over festive period after mudslide

The City of eThekwini's hopes of having the M4 highway between Umhlanga and Sibaya repaired before the festive season have been washed away.

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East Coast Radio

Construction work to repair a portion of the road which washed away last month after heavy rains started three weeks ago.

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Metro police spokesperson, Parboo Sewpersad confirmed on Tuesday morning that recent storms pushed down a concrete block fence which was holding sand in the area, triggering a mudslide. 

"This, unfortunately, will set the work further back. I'm aware of the fact that the Department of Transport and Metro officials and the engineers' department are meeting this morning to determine the way forward."

"The road will still be closed, and we are not sure when the roadway will be open," he said. 

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