Flooding in Johannesburg: Vehicles submerged in CBDPosted by On

Heavy rains have wrecked havoc in parts of Johannesburg as it caused flooding in the metro’s CBD as well as parts of Alexandra township.

Images and pictures trending on social media shows, cars almost completely submerged in water on Friday afternoon.


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Emergency services are on high alert, however no major incidents have been recorded.

According to the City’ MMC for Community Saftey Mgcini Tshwaku, no fatalities have been reported, and EMS personnel responded to four near-miss incidents relating to vehicles in low lying bridges.

Tshwaku says the City working at clearing drain systems to clear water logged areas.

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“Our teams are actively engaged in the Malvern area and other affected locations, working diligently to clear drainage systems and mitigate water related impacts”, says Tshwaku.

Motorists have been advised to use laternative routes as the low lying bridge on Bridge Road in Buccleuch has been completely submerged leading to a closure of the road.

“An assessment and clean up will be done. It will reopen if no damage has been caused to the road surfaces on either side of the bridge Please ensure you use alternate routes” says My Buccleuch on X(formerly Twitter).


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