Alternative routes for flood affected Durban motorists

Rescue teams in Durban stretched to the limit as multiple incidents reported at least 5 people have died after their homes collapsed due to heavy rains. Courtesy #DStv403

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.

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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

N2 Galleria

N2 Prospecton

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