Tshwane Emergency Services say several low-lying bridges along the Hennops River in Centurion have been flooded due to heavy rains.

The bridge at Rabie and End Streets has been blocked off to traffic. One vehicle was swept away during flooding late last night. The driver is said to have left the scene before emergency services arrived.

Motorists travelling in the area are advised to avoid low-lying bridges.

“We would like to issue a warning in Centurion where the Hennops River is coming down, we are experiencing high water volumes on the low-lying bridges in the area. More in particular in Rabie and End Street, the challenge we are having is our stakeholders and the disaster management crews on the ground. When they close the gates for vehicles not to pass, we are having people remove the barrier gates and remove the barrier tapes,” says Charles Mabaso, Tshwane EMS spokesperson.

SA Weather | Saturday 27 November 2021 

Meanwhile, Johannesburg Emergency Services say they are on high alert this weekend as heavy rains are expected to persist in the city throughout the day.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi has advised motorists to be cautious while travelling due to wet and slippery roads.

“We remain on high alert monitoring. We encourage all our motorists out there to exercise caution while driving, extend a safe following distance and also avoid areas that may have been flooded. We have got our specialised water rescue team which is on high alert and also our disaster management teams in all 7 regions so that we can respond to any emergencies over the weekend,” says Mulaudzi.