Joburg EMS on high alert as cold front approaches

The cold front is expected to cause significant temperature drops around Gauteng.

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JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Services says it will be on high alert on Wednesday as the city experiences a drop in temperatures.

A cold front is expected to cause significant temperature drops around Gauteng.

Emergency services are urging residents to use heating appliances safely to avoid accidental fires.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says: “Our Disaster Management Centre is fully operational and teams have been dispatched to all the seven regions to monitor any incidents which might occur.”

The cold front made landfall on Monday, bringing cold, wet weather to the Western Cape.

Last week, snow fell in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, sending cold weather to Gauteng.

The SA Weather Service has not issued any warnings related to the cold front.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)