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28 Jan 2021
1:39 pm

Flooding, traffic disruptions in parts of Gauteng (video)

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SAWS forecaster Lehlohonolo Thobela told 'The Citizen' the rain would lead to flooding in low-lying areas.

Flooding in Erasmuskloof, Tshwane. Picture: Twitter/@tWeatherSA

Gauteng residents have taken to social media to report incidents of flooding caused by heavy downpours after the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a level 5 warning for the province on Thursday.

In Centurion, there have been reports of flooding and thundershowers. The area is already prone to flooding.

SAWS forecaster Lehlohonolo Thobela told The Citizen the rain would lead to flooding in low-lying areas, the disruption of basic services and the displacement of people in some informal settlements.

Disruptions to traffic were also being experienced.

“Most of Gauteng – especially areas like Centurion that are prone to flooding – will be affected with some already affected as we speak,” said Thobela.

Here’s what has been happening with the weather:

 

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