WARNING: Flooding expected in parts of Pretoria

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Heavy rain is still expected in Pretoria for the remainder of Wednesday, and Thursday.

And the Tshwane Emergency Services has asked the public to take extra caution when crossing submerged low-lying bridges.

Motorists are also advised to keep a safe following distance, keep their headlights on and avoid making U-turns as poor visibility often accompanies heavy rain said Emergency Services spokesperson, Johan Pieterse.

“Emergency Services urges the community to keep away from open water – rivers and ponds ,” he said.

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The Nellmapius Road in Mamelodi and Jean avenue in Centurion have already flooded.

Pieterse said motorists must avoid driving through a flooded road or bridge.
“If you’re caught in rising water, abandon your vehicle and seek higher ground,” he said.

Other areas in Pretoria that are likely to flood:

Eastern Region: Nellmapius, Ikageng and Mamelodi East.
Southern Region : Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion.
Central West Region: Saulsville.

ALSO READ: WEATHER: Rainy week predicted for Pretoria

North West Region:  Mabopane, Lebanon, Plastic View, New Eersterus, Winterveld.

North East Region: Soshanguve Block XX, New Eersterus (Ward 8), Stinkwater (Ward 13), Hammanskraal (Kanana Ward 74 and 75), Ramotse (Ward 73), Kudube (Ward 75), Montana (Ward 5).


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