Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Motorists in snow-hit areas warned to pack in emergency supplies

By Khanyisa Tabata
26 July 2011

Motorists have been advised to check with their points of destination regarding road closures.

The Automobile Association has received weather warnings for all provinces except Limpopo relating to heavy rain and snow.

The AA’s Gary Ronald says those venturing near the Drakensberg area, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal should drive with extreme caution and carry emergency supplies of water, food and blankets should they be snowed in.

Several major roads and highways across the country were closed because of widespread snowfall.

The weather service says snow is reported in Lesotho, the Drakensberg, the southern Free State, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.

The unusual weather forced authorities to close the N3 highway between Johannesburg and Durban. The N3 Toll Concession's Con Roux the highway was likely to remain closed for the whole.

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