Traffic & power problems in windy CT

Officials say they're working on resolving the issues.

A truck was blown over by gale force winds on the N1 in the Western Cape on 30 November 2012. Picture: Juanita Bloemetjè/iWitness.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic authorities had on Saturday morning not yet removed four trucks that had overturned on the N1 near Paarl.

The vehicles were blown over by Friday's gale force winds.

The City of Cape Town's Kylie Hatton said technicians were also trying to restore power to several Cape Town suburbs.

"Many of the electricity outages are due to branches falling and disruptions due to the high winds," she said.

Building roofs were blown away and at least 41 trees were uprooted by the winds.

A number of ships were also forced to anchor at Cape Town port on Friday.

The Mediterranean Shipping Company said the wind speed was 65 knots (120km/h), making it dangerous for ships to sail.

According to the Weather Service the wind would slow from 45km/h on Friday to 35km/h on Saturday.

On Sunday, 30km/h winds were expected.