Heavy rain lashes KZN


Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

DURBAN – Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Emergency services are urging motorists to exercise caution as low-lying areas in the province have become flooded.

Amanzimtoti and Stanger are some of the areas badly affected by the flooding.

The MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube has placed the province&39;s disaster management teams on standby as more rain and snowfall are anticipated.

The heavy rain and snowfall started at the weekend.

The national route R617 between Bulwer and Kokstad has been closed due to snow. The N3 highway has also experienced congestion as a result of enthusiastic snow-watchers flocking towards the Drakensberg but remains open.

No casualties have been reported to date, but one vehicle was known to have been trapped in snow near Bulwer.

Dube-Ncube has urged motorists to make only necessary trips.

More cold weather has been forecast for the region.

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