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WC mop-up operations underway

Heavy rain lashed the Western Cape over the weekend, causing several road closures.

FILE: A Gugulethu resident stands in the water left by heavy rains overnight on 16 September 2013. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Mop-up operations are continuing after heavy rains lashed the Western Cape over the weekend.

Overberg Fire and Disaster Management officials say the rain caused extensive damage to roads in the area.

Tar and gravel roads around Hermanus, Struisbaai and Elim had to be closed as a precautionary measure.

Disaster management's Reinhardt Geldenhuys said it would take a while before roads were restored and opened to traffic.

"We are still dealing with the rise in the water levels in the Breede River. We are also transporting supplies and personnel to the Helderstroom Prison, which is across the river."

Khayelitsha, Delft, Gugulethu, Kuils River, Strand and Somerset West were also affected.

At least 18,000 people were affected by weekend flooding.

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