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WC officials urge motorists to avoid storm affected areas

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Motorists have been urged to avoid travelling in areas that have been affected by flood damage in the Western Cape.
Spokesperson for the provincial department of Local Government and Environmental Affairs, James-Brent Styan, says the storms have largely subsided and the weather warnings have been downgraded by the SA Weather Service.
He says the major focus now is humanitarian relief in the Overberg, particularly the communities of Struisbaai, Agulhas, Theewaterskloof and Riversonderend, which were particularly hard hit. Styan says Struisbaai received 104 mm of rain over the past four days:
“There are still some rescue efforts that do continue. One civilian was pulled from a car earlier in the Arniston area. We want to remind people roadways remain very dangerous, bridges have been damaged, roads have been damaged and people need to try to avoid travelling around the province in the affected areas as much as possible for a few days while the clean-up efforts continue.”

Source: SABC


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