NEWS
23/03/2018 11:06 SAST | Updated 23/03/2018 12:31 SAST

Chaos Hits Gauteng As Floodgates Open

Rain, thunderstorms and flooding are expected to continue for the rest of the week as heavy rain wreaks havoc Gauteng.

Rain, thunderstorms and flooding are expected to continue for the rest of the week as heavy rain wreak havoc in Gauteng.

After the SA Weather Service issued a flood warning on Thursday, the floodgates opened in many parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria, causing traffic consternation and flash floods.

On Friday morning, the SA Weather Service listed the following updates:

  • Almost all low-level bridges in Tshwane closed
  • Evacuations in Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa & Mamelodi
  • Jukskei threatening to burst banks
  • Floods in parts of Pretoria, Centurion, Sandton, Randburg and Roodepoort
  • Traffic lights out due to rain

Here is a look at some of the places throughout Gauteng affected by the flood: