Cape Town - A massive storm has hit the Western and Eastern Cape - affecting certain roads with severe flooding and uprooted trees - with motorists advised to only travel if absolutely necessary.
Of serious concern are the strong winds and lightning being experienced across the central parts of Cape Town. Rainfall of 50 milimetres is expected over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, 7 June, as well as gale to strong gale force north-westerly winds of 60 to 90 km/h over the Western Cape, Northern Cape and western parts of the Eastern Cape on Wednesday, moderating on Thursday afternoon.
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While the N1 towards the city is said to be free-flowing with lighter traffic, reports of fallen trees affecting road access on the N7 just before Malmesbury have been posted.
"Currently the N2 at Perigreen Grabouw also closed for traffic due to an uprooted tree."
TrafficSA warns the N2 is closed in both directions for about 5km on the Plettenberg Bay side of Knysna due to flooding.
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