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Several roads remain closed after Cape storm

Officials have since managed to restore electricity to affected areas and are clearing roadways.

Traffic in Cape Town on 22 April 2016 following heavy rains across the city. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - As mop up operations continue in Cape Town following a heavy storm, city officials are on standby while several roads remain closed.

Yesterday numerous shacks were flooded in Khayelitsha, with power disrupted and roofs blown off in a number of other areas across the Mother City.

Officials have since managed to restore electricity to affected areas and are clearing roadways.

Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management's Charlotte Powell said, "No emergency shelter has been set up for residents who live in informal settlements, our relief partners are on standby and disaster management will remain on alter during this period."

Meanwhile, Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says three provincial roads will remain closed until further notice.

"The Slanghoek River bridge between Hawston and Wolseley has also been closed due the river being flooded. These three routes will be closed until further notice."

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