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By Cheryl Kahla

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PHOTOS: Hendrik Potgieter Road collapse imminent after recent floods

Large sections of Hendrik Potgieter had been flooded earlier this week.

A section of Hendrik Potgieter Road in Little Falls on the West Rand is showing signs of fracture after recent weather conditions and floods.

Motorists are urged to use alternate routes.

SCP Security shared photos of the Hendrik Potgieter near Raceworx KTM showing a large crack in the tarmac.

Hendrik Potgieter Road cracked

SCP Security said “road collapse is imminent”, adding that engineers will do structural assessments

Photo: Twitter/SCP Security

This was confirmed by JRA spokesperson, Bertha Peters-Scheepers, who said assessments should be done.

She confirmed the damaged section of the road falls under the Gauteng Province management, who was unavailable for comment at the time of publishing.

Safety hazard

Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Jacques Hoon said the section near KTM on Zandvliet Road in Wilgespruit is a safety hazard.

Photo: Twitter/@Crime Air Network

Hoon said: “The area needs to be demarcated and attended to urgently”.

Residents are warned to avoid the M47 Wilgespruit region in Roodepoort and use alternate routes instead.

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Hendrik Potgieter floods

Large sections of Hendrik Potgieter had been flooded earlier this week and severe road infrastructural damages had been reported.

Image: Google Maps

Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Xolani Fihla said parts of Hendrik Potgieter Road towards Ruimsig were also affected.

At the time, the JRA said it was “working to secure all areas” since their depots had been inundated with calls and reports.

Photo: Twitter/SCP Security

Weather update

The SA Weather Service (Saws) on Monday issued an Orange level 5 warning with severe thunderstorms in Gauteng on 12 December 2022. The alert will be in affect from 2pm to 11:59pm.

Saws warned residents of “possible damage or loss of infrastructure, settlements, damage to property and vehicles and roads flooding” in parts of Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Free State.

Several areas were lashed by heavy downpours last week with Kliptown, Protea South, Nancefield Hostel and Alexandra the hardest hit.

NOW READ: Gauteng residents warned to brace for more severe weather

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