CNS Reporter
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10 Feb 2020
1:22 pm

VIDEOS: All 10 sluice gates opened at Hartbeespoort Dam

CNS Reporter

Heavy rain in Gauteng from Thursday evening prompted authorities to open the sluice gates on Saturday morning.

A view of the Hartbeespoort Dam after sluice gates were opened. Image: Kormorant

All ten gates were opened at Hartbeespoort Dam wall on Saturday morning, reports Kormorant.

Heavy rain over the dam’s catchment area in Gauteng on Friday night caused the dam level to rise rapidly on Saturday morning.

Sirens went off at around midday warning the communities below the dam wall before all ten gates were opened.

Numerous roads across Gauteng were adversely affected by heavy downpours, which started on Thursday evening.

Several accidents on major roadways, including the M1, M3 and N1 highways, also took place, JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said on Saturday.

Emergency services and the JMPD were on high alert over the weekend, and motorists were urged to drive with extreme caution.

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