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Repairs underway after Cape's stormy weather leaves roadway damage

2 November 2015 7:56 AM

Crumbling roadway, floods, fallen trees and a collapsed electrical pylon. A look at the damage caused by the weekend's weather.

Reparations have been scheduled across the city after Cape Town's adverse weather conditions left significant infrastructural damage over the weekend.

An Eskom pylon crushed a house in Sunningdale. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the incident.

Meanwhile, Strandfontein Road has been closed after the roadway collapsed following heavy rains on Sunday.

According to the City of Cape Town's JP Smith, officials received an extraordinary number of requests to attend to weather-related issues across the city.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Almost every suburb in the city reported some kind of road flooding or any other weather-related concern.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

Smith said that no communities asked for flooding relief after yesterday's events.

However, 15 people were confirmed dead in road accidents at the weekend and Smith said two road accidents involved City officials at the weekend.


2 November 2015 7:56 AM

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