Road closed after floods

The damaged Lenchen Road. Photo: Centurion Concerned Citizens.

Water damage forced the closure of a road in Centurion on Thursday.

Lenchen Avenue North was barred to traffic because it was damaged by the swollen Hennops River following heavy rains on Wednesday night.

Motorists were advised to find alternative routes.

The SA weather service has announced that 10mm of rain was expected on Friday, with partly cloudy and a maximum of 27°C and a minimum of 17°C.

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said: “Heavy rains with a potential of flash floods are expected in some parts of Gauteng especially in Tshwane throughout the week and will carry on up to the weekend.”

He said advised motorists to avoid low-lying areas during heavy downpours.

“Keep your car’s headlights on, avoid low water bridges and reduce your speed. A rule of thumb is if you can’t see the road surface, do not drive across as your car may be washed away,” he said.

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