Thunderstorm season: Gauteng motorists urged to be careful

It rained for several hours on Thursday night in parts of the city, resulting in several traffic lights not working on Friday.

Rain clouds hanging over the Sandton CBD. The Weather Service warned of heavy storms. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Emergency Management Services says there were no major incidents reported following Thursday night’s heavy rain but it has warned that it is thunderstorm season and there will be potential flooding.

It rained for several hours on Thursday night in parts of the city, resulting in several traffic lights not working on Friday.

Thundershowers are also expected.

Johannesburg EMS’s Robert Mulaudzi says, “We’ve officially entered the thunderstorm season, we urge all motorists to be cautious on the road, to avoid areas which are flooded and also young children who might be tempted to play next to these river streams or dams or drainage systems, to stay away from those areas.”