Tikana calls for vigilance amid heavy downpours

Department of Transport, Safety and Liason MEC, Weziwe Tikana, has indicated that visibility remained poor as provincial roads were wet and slippery as a result of heavy rainfall.

This comes after Port St Johns (PSJ) and surrounding areas were hit hard by the recentdownpour , leading to a land slide on the busy R61 at Qhaka towards Mthatha, which remains partially closed.

The department’s spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, warns motorists to be watchful for possible mud slide threats on Eastern Cape roads due to rock falls and flooding, which have led to submerged bridges in some parts of the province. Binqose said  law enforcement officers and other disaster and rescue personnel were on the ground to manage the situation.


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