Heavy rains in JHB cause flooding

Emergency services have had to rescue motorists from flooded areas due to heavy rains.

Emergency services have had to rescue motorists from flooded areas due to heavy rains. Picture: iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - As heavy rains continue to lash large parts of Gauteng residents in Soweto said on Saturday their houses and several major roads are flooded.

Emergency Services have had their hands full rescuing motorists and passengers trapped on a flooded Road in New Canada, which has now been closed to traffic.

Several cars were also swept away in Nancefield prompting authorities to close the Klipspruit Valley Road.

A man in Orlando West said his house is flooded.

"At around 2am it was raining so hard water started to come into houses."