Jo'burg cops on alert after heavy rains predicted

Johannesburg metro police are on high alert after heavy rains were predicted for the city on Thursday.

“We have deployed a lot of officers on the freeways and main roads,” said metro spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

He said by early morning no major accidents had been reported and cautioned motorists to drive extra carefully.

On Wednesday, Johannesburg’s emergency services warned residents to beware of flooding, particularly areas on the Jukskei and Klipspruit river systems, Diepsloot/Jabulani and Naturena/Meredale

“People must also avoid roads that are reported to be blocked by water. If a road/carriageway is flooded, turn around and use an alternative route. If your car stalls, abandon it and move to higher ground,” said emergency services spokesperson Percy Morokane.—Sapa

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