Heritage Day storm: 39 roads in Western Cape remain closed

39 roads in the Western Cape are still closed as a result of the Heritage Day storm.

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Due to the severe storm that wrecked a lot of things over the long weekend of Heritage Day, about 39 roads in the Western Cape are still inaccessible.

Due to flooding, mudslides, rockfalls, downed trees, damage to buildings and infrastructure, and service disruption, the intense rainfall caused significant damage.

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Alan Winde, the premier of Western Cape, gave a brief update on the province’s major roads’ condition and ongoing clean-up efforts.

He said that while some road closures had stop-and-go systems in place, others were completely closed.

Winde emphasized that the problem of road damage could not be resolved quickly and easily. He suggested that it’s crucial to make sure that ongoing road repairs can withstand future extreme weather conditions.

Engineers are inspecting areas that still require time to dry out before conducting a thorough assessment, such as Botrivier, where the N2 is currently closed.

The following roads are still blocked:

Cape Town, South Carolina

  • The end of Chapman’s Peak
  • Closure of Baden Powell Lane

Municipality of the Cape Winelands District

  • Bridge structure washed away in the MR290( B3062 ) McGregor approach.
  • Closed MR191 Franshoek Pass, severe erosion, and slips
  • Water covering the road surface in Doringrivier, DR01347
  • Water covering the road surface in OP05671 Moddergat
  • Water covering the surface of the road in OP05662 De Hoek
  • Water overtopping on DR1400 Nuy Km 6.70 Road
  • Konings River DR1353 km7.80 water-topping road
  • Roodekleigat DR1360
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Municipality of the Overberg District

  • Local access is provided by the TR 29 / 2 Nagwag Bridge between Bredasdorp and Arniston.
    SUVs and bakkies.
  • Near Botriver, DR1254 Karwyderskraal Road was shut down.
  • Alternative route to DR1271 Swartvlei Road is also blocked.
  • Van der Stel Pass Road, DR1288, is closed.
  • Cut-off for the De Mond reserve
  • Working on their section right now is MR269 Hemel and Aarde Road ( DM ).
  • Closed from Grill Shack to Rooi Els is R44( TR27 / 1 ) Clarence Drive.
  • Klein Transvaal OP4037
  • Malgas Pont DR1263 is not in operation.

gravel roads in the Helderstroom, Geneadendal, and Greyton areas

  • Closed 5 kilometers ( km 20 to ) outside of Genadendal is DR1298 Middelplaas Road.
    Km 21 )- Alternatives are available
  • DR1294 N2 closed for 7 kilometers from Greyton.
  • Ouplaas closed DR1308
  • ( Helderstroom and between Greyton and DR1311 ) & ( Dr1313 )

gravel roads in the Tesselaarsdal region

  • R320’s DR1257 Southern Access Road was shut down.

Municipality of the Garden Route District

  • Overtopping Karatara DR1615
  • Prince Alfred Pass, TR59
  • Gouna River overtopping in DR1783
  • Kammanasie River overtopping DR1650
  • Bloukrans km 36( Closed from N2) TR2 / 12

Municipality of the Central Karoo District

  • Wet roads in Moordernaarskaroo have more damage.
  • River overtopping R353 between Leeu Gamka N1 and Prince Albert( MR373 )
  • To Willowmore, MR370 Klaarstroom

West Coast( possibly the date on these roads has changed)

  • R2161( Versveld Pass ) runs between Piketberg and the Bo-Beck.
  • Morreesburg Gouda Road, DR1161
  • Additional harm from Uitkyk Pass
  • DR1487( Dwarsriver Farm ) km45
  • DR2182 km9 to Clanwilliam from Cederberg, Algeria

Near the Berg River, there are a few minor roads.

  • Low-water bridge over the Olifants River
  • Bergriver overflowed( Veldrift area ) MR530 0 – 1.2
  • DR1147 2 – 3 km Darling – Marme
  • OP800710-2.77( Porterville-Boberg )
  • DR1154 km 5( Riebeeck Kasteel-Sonkwas )
  • Moravia OP7608
  • ( Broodkraal ) OP7605
  • ( Sandrif ) OP7623
  • ( Klipbank ) OP7626
  • OP7763 ( Caledonia-Hopefield region )
  • Olifants Low Water Bridge ( N7 Algeria Turn Off )
  • Algeria, Clanwilliam, and Cederverg DR2182
  • Clanwilliam DR2189
  • OP7605 The Broodkraal Bridge washed away
  • Low water bridge overtopping in Lutzville, MR546 Km51.35
  • Water overtopping in OP2213

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