Disaster Management Team in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality is ready for icy temperatures, snow and widespread rainfall in the Barkly East, Elliot and Lady Grey towns.

Disruptive snow can be expected over the Barkly Pass. Joe Gqabi District Municipality spokesperson Mandla Gceya has warned both communal and commercial farmers to keep livestock on the low grounds not in the mountains.

“We have already prepared ourselves organizing graders, talking to the police to organize helicopters to be on standby just in case the road is closed. We are appealing to the members of the communities especially motorists who will be driving from Aliwal North passing Barkly East to Lady Grey and Barkly east towards Elliot.”