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Road closures amid WC storms

Severe weather has wreaked havoc in numerous parts of the Western Cape over the past week, resulting in road closures and infrastructural damage. The City of Cape Town expects it is not over just yet. Here are details of the current road closures.

Western Cape storms: Main Citrusdal route flooded

A key route that flooded earlier is the MR310 which links Citrusdal to the N7, according to Provincial Minister for Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers. He added that motorists can use alternative routes towards Clanwilliam and Ceres that are still open. These are the DR2183, DR539, and the DR1487. Although currently closed, it is possible that the Gydo Pass will be reopened later today which will provide another road link to Citrusdal. Simmers cautioned that heavy motor vehicles should not use these alternative routes as they have a number of low-water bridges, according to capetownetc.

Road closures

Cape Winelands District

  • TR9/2, Du Toits Kloof Pass
  • MR288, Drew Bridge Breede River
  • MR301, Bainskloof pass
  • DR1154, Sonkwas drif
  • DR1341, Die Plaat
  • DR1351, Robertsvlei
  • DR1379, Merwe Street
  • DR1398, Slanghoek low water bridge
  • DR1400, Nuy

Overberg District

  • TR29/2, Bredasdorp/Arniston
  • MR261, Bredasdorp/Struisbaai
  • DR1205, Elim/Struisbaai
  • DR1218, Papiesvlei Road
  • DR1220, Avoca Road
  • DR1227, Napier station
  • DR1257, Solitaire Road
  • DR1276, Dassiesfontein Road
  • DR1278, Protem na R317, Riviersonderend
  • DR1279, Nethercourt Road
  • DR1294, Greyton Road
  • DR1309, Bloemenkraal
  • DR1307, De Mond
  • DR1311, Spesbona / Middelplaas
  • DR1313, Helderstroom / Middelplaas
  • OP4032, Witwater near Stanford
  • OP4033, Witwater/Klein River
  • OP4037, Klein Transvaal
  • OP4036, Hermanuspietersfontein Road
  • OP4041, Korsika at Baardskeerdersbos
  • OP4040, Boesman River
  • OP4046, Wolwengat
  • OP4096, Pebbles
  • OP4416, Katlou Road
  • OP4430, Grashoek Road
  • OP6067, Eenboom

West Coast

  • MR530, Bergrivierstasie
  • MR539, N7 to Algeria
  • DR1111, Old Malmesbury Road between Kalbaskraal and Abbotsdale
  • DR1154, Sonkwas drif
  • DR2182, Algeria Pad
  • OP7608, Moravia
  • OP7626, Klipbank
  • OP7763, Broodkraal
  • OP8099, Wuppertal to Eselbank

Cape Town

  • N1 Koeberg inbound/outbound inner lanes offramp
  • N2 Borcherds Quarry (full closure) offramp
  • N2 Robert Sobukwe offramp

Central Karoo and Garden Route District

  • TR58/1, Molteno Pass
  • MR369, Swartberg Pass

Western Cape storms: Other roads affected

Clarence Drive at Rooiels, the Van der Stel Pass, and Uitkyk Pass have one lane open only.

In the Cape Winelands region, the following routes are only partially open:

  • TR22/2, Theronsberg Pass – Operating with Stop/Go
  • MR27, Stellenbosch to Somerset West
  • MR310, Gydo Pass – Operating with Stop/Go
  • DR1452, Bo-Swaarmoed

In the Overberg region, the following roads have local access only:

  • MR265, Bredasdorp Stormvlei
  • DR1213, Kleinheuwel
  • OP4121, Dwaalhoek Road

Do you know of any other road closures?

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