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CT disaster teams on high alert

Disaster Management teams in Cape Town remain on high alert as heavy rain continues.

Heavy rains flooded roads across Cape Town on 8 July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Disaster Management teams in Cape Town remain on high alert as heavy rain continues to fall in the province.

Traffic officials have called on motorists to be cautious when using the roads.

On Saturday, a truck fell several metres down a mountainside along Mitchells Pass between Ceres and Worcester.

The City of Cape Town on Sunday said it will continue to assist some 900 households affected by severe weather across the Peninsula.

Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said residents in Philippi, Nyanga, Happy Valley and Rasta Camp had to be removed from their homes due to flooding.

"We are assisting 3,500 people with clothing and blankets. The city's disaster teams will remain on high alert."

Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service has predicted strong winds and rain throughout the day.

Forecaster Vanetia Phakula said rain is expected to continue in the Western and Eastern Cape.

In Gauteng, temperatures are expected to reach a high of only 12 degrees.

Phakula said the wind in Gauteng will start to moderate later in the day.