Cars swept away, roads damaged in Gauteng heavy rains

Low lying areas in Hammanskraal, Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve have been severely affected.

Roger Dyson Road in Pretoria west has been flooded with cars trapped in the water. Picture: @firstgroup_FRT/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services are on high alert following extreme flooding in some parts of Gauteng.

Saturday's heavy downpours resulted in cars being swept away and roads being damaged in parts of Tshwane.

Low lying areas in Hammanskraal, Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve have been severely affected.

Emergency service officials have urged residents to be cautious.

Tshwane EMS' spokesperson Johan Pieterse says: “This is the best time to see where problem areas are in your community and try to make a plan now because we might have the same situation maybe next Wednesday, and you’re going to have the same problem.”

At the same time, Johannesburg emergency services has urged motorists to drive with caution as heavy rains continue on Sunday morning.

Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says: “Motorists are urged to continue exercising caution while driving, extend a safe following distance, obey the rules of the road and avoid crossing flooded roads and bridges.”