Mop-up operations underway following Cape storm

Heavy rainfall, gale force winds & rough seas were experienced across the Cape Peninsula.

Traffic in the Cape Town CBD was heavily affected by heavy rain on Friday 22 April 2016. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Mop-up operations are underway this morning following a night of heavy rain and gale force winds.

The City of Cape Town's disaster risk unit says at least 100 shacks

were flooded in Khayelitsha and roofs of homes were blown off in

Lavender Hill, Philippi and Masiphumelele.

The city's Charlotte Powell says some trees have also been uprooted and electricity lines toppled.

"Trees have also been uprooted in Constantia, Belhar, Delft, Wynberg, Fish Hoek, Welgemoed and Bishop Lavis."

Many residents took to Twitter to share pictures and videos of the storm:

It appears traffic has been heavily affected by the #CapeTownRain. @JustKoyana pic.twitter.com/BtgbtmM6m4

#capestorm Rain bucketing down while gale force winds bring already sluggish traffic to a near standstill pic.twitter.com/caWNqRoTGg

Hectic traffic leading out of Cape Town as the #coldfront hits. Just waiting for the next cloudburst #storm pic.twitter.com/uLcdmWTm2d