Snake Road has been closed in both directions in Benoni, Ekurhuleni. This follows Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo’s instruction for the road to be closed after the discovery of a sinkhole.
The MEC, as well as officials from the City of Ekurhuleni visited the site of the sinkhole. The Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Department spokesperson Melitah Madiba says assessment indicates that the sinkhole is four metres deep.
“The road has since been closed on both sides. An assessment indicates that the sinkhole is four-meters deep. At the moment we cannot speculate as to what caused the sinkhole or when the repairs will commence. The Department will await the outcome of the investigation by the engineers and that investigation will determine the severity of the sinkhole as well as when the repairs will commence,” explains Madiba.
I have instructed Departmental officials to immediately close Snake Road, on the N12 Southbound in Benoni, as it poses a safety hazard to road users.
This is after a sinkhole was identified this morning. pic.twitter.com/Wx8GD2p3JX
— Jacob Mamabolo (@JacobMamaboloSA) November 2, 2019