Several low bridges and roads have been closed at the Kruger National Park due to heavy rains.
Although the park’s dams and rivers have been filled, the rain has caused damage to some of the roads and gates.
The park has been experiencing a drought over the past few months which has threatened the lives of its animals.
The park’s William Mabasa said, “We had to close some of our roads because bridges were flooded like the one in Skukuza. The most serious one is the one at the Phabeni Gate.”
At the same time, emergency services are warning of flash flooding caused by heavy rain in Soweto and central Johannesburg this afternoon.
Authorities are also monitoring low lying areas like Diepsloot, Alexandra and Kya Sand.
Emergency services’ Robert Mulaudzi said, “Children are advised to stay away from drainage systems and water which might cause drowning incidents. Motorists like to take chances in areas that are flooded, refrain from crossing these flooded areas.”
Source – ewn