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Felicia Nkhwashu
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22 Mar 2018
3:43 pm

WATCH: Pretoria low-lying bridges reopened after flash floods

Felicia Nkhwashu

Tshwane Emergency Services said the two low-lying bridges in Capital Park and Centurion were closed after heavy overnight rains in the city.

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Two low water bridges that were closed earlier on Thursday due to flooding were opened around mid-morning, Pretoria North Rekord reports.

Tshwane emergency services said the two low-lying bridges in Capital Park and Centurion were closed after heavy overnight rains in the city.

READ MORE: Expect heavy rain and possible flooding, warns the SA Weather Service

“The bridges were only closed in the early morning. It was a normal flash flood and nothing major happened. Only a few trees fell over,” said Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse.

A Pretoria north resident, Leofi Leshabana, shared the video he took during the flood on WhatsApp.

“Something needs to be done about that bridge on the Brits Road because every time there is heavy rains or floods it overflows.”

 

Below are tips on what to do when approaching a low water bridge during flooding.

Infographic: Felicia Nkhwashu

Infographic: Felicia Nkhwashu

Expect heavy rain and possible flooding, warns the SA Weather Service

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