DURBAN – The eThekwini municipality cautioned all residents to avoid high-risk areas and to be careful on the roads following continuous heavy rains that have ravaged most parts of the city.
eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede said that emergency services are under massive pressure attending to flood-related life-threatening emergencies.
Gumede further stated that the pressure is being exacerbated by people who are insisting on driving and getting themselves into unsafe situations.
“I urge residents not to enter fast flowing streams both in cars and as pedestrians,” said Gumede.
"Many of our roads are flooded and some of the structures have been damaged. If possible, I would like to advise members of the public to stay off the roads at this stage.
The following roads in the low-lying areas are flooded and residents are urged to use alternative routes:
Higgins highway /M1 at Bayview turn off westbound
M4 Opposite Inkosi Albert Luthuli where it joins N2 by the old airport
Bul-Bul Road Chatsworth Bridge collapsed
Clairwood Sirdar road
Sarnia road- opposite Bellair SAPS
Mangosuthu highway in the vicinity of Megacity
Somtseu and Stanger Road
M25 between Das Road
Stapleton Road is closed
M19 before N2 off-ramp is closed