The Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) in KwaZulu-Natal( KZN) says all roads in the province are clear and has urged residents to stop circulating fake news and old pictures of the snow. RTI Spokesperson Zinhle Mali was responding to the increase in the number of old pictures making rounds on social media.
According to Mali, the roads remain slippery and wet due to the heavy rain and snowfall throughout the province however all roads are clear.
She has encouraged motorists to continue adhering to the rules of the road as weather conditions continue to persist.
“We have noticed snow covering the mountains in Underberg, however, our roads in KZN remain clear there is no snow at all. It’s raining the roads are slippery we are uring motorists to drive cautiously we will update them as soon as there is any closure on our roads,” says Mali.
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Meanwhile, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says no major reports have been received however their teams remain on standby for any damages in the province.
This after the South African Weather Services issued a warning for severe weather of disruptive snowfall and cold conditions in most parts of the province.
Department Spokesperson Senzelwe Mzila says they continue receiving updates and are urging residents to check the weather forecast before travel.
KwaZulu-Natal authorities continue to remain on high alert as residents brace themselves for more cold weather and rainfall on Saturday.
SA Weather | Saturday 14 August 2021
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds have started persisting in various parts of the province especially areas along the Drakensberg mountains.
Forecaster Stacy Colbourne says people should be cautious when travelling.
“You can expect some isolated scattered showers and rain over the province today, cloudy conditions over expected over the province as well as cold to very cold conditions in the province today even tomorrow we are expecting more snowfall to occur over the southwestern parts of KZN for today,” says Colbourne.