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Snow in the WC

Snow has begun falling in certain parts of the Western Cape.

Snow falling over Simonsberg mountains on 20 September 2013. Picture: Lisa van der Berg/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials are urging motorists to be cautious on the roads as snow has begun falling on Sir Lowry's Pass.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said a motorist lost control of his vehicle early this morning, but no one was injured in the accident.

"The roads are very slippery and we would like to urge our motorists to please be very cautious when on Sir Lowry's Pass."

At the same time Western Cape authorities say they have assisted about 1,000 people affected by heavy rain, which is expected to continue over the weekend.

There's been low-level flooding in several informal settlements near Strand.

But the City of Cape Town's Disaster Management official Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says the weather is set to clear up over the weekend.

"We anticipate heavy rainfall for the remainder of the day. The low frontal system comes in a double structured system, resulting in intense heavy rain for the entire day. But over the next few days we'll see an improvement."

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