ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH
 
For Immediate Release
 
23 April 2019
 
Flooded Roads Due To Heavy Rains in Durban and Mayor Gumede to Brief the Media
 
EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede would like to caution all residents to avoid high-risk areas and to be careful on the roads following continuous heavy rains that has ravaged most parts of the City.
 
Gumede said that emergency services are under massive pressure attending to flood-related life-threatening emergencies, however, this 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. 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,” said Gumede.
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
Mayor Gumede will brief the media as follows;
 
DATE: 23 April 2019
VENUE: EThekwini Municipality Disaster Management Centre, 3 Jelf Taylor Crescent
TIME: 09H30
 
To RSVP contact Simphiwe Dlamini on 061 433 0110 or simphiwe.dlamini@durban.gov.za
 
For emergencies and flooding, residents are urged to contact the Disaster Management Centre on 031 361 0000 or their local ward councillor.
 
ENDS
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communication Mandla Nsele.
 
For more information contact Municipal Spokesman Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220 or msawakhe.mayisela@durban.gov.za