Heavy rains leave roads flooded in KZN

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Residents of Mthunzini near Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast say heavy rains have left roads and bridges in the area flooded. There have been no reports of injuries so far.

At the weekend, storms left dozens homeless after their houses were destroyed by lightning at Jozini.

The flooding brought the village to a standstill as overflowing rivers flooded bridges and roads.

Spokesperson for the South African Weather Service, Wiseman Dlamini, says KwaZulu-Natal can expect scattered showers and thunder showers over the rest of the province on Monday.

He says isolated showers and thunder showers can be expected from Wednesday onwards.

“Some areas are receiving quite good chances of rain. Mthunzini received 112ml at the moment and again Hluhluwe and some areas nearby are receiving in access of 40ml of rain this morning (Monday) and again these conditions might lead to localised flooding in the areas mentioned. Over Jozini, there were some floods. They received in excess of 139ml, and today (Monday) the conditions are over Mthunzini.”