Krugersdorp emergency services rescue 2 vehicles trapped in water

The Mogale City said the occupants were safe after managing to swim to dry land.

FILE: Water under a bridge after heavy rains. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services have removed two vehicles trapped in water under a bridge in Krugersdorp, on the West Rand, as a result of flooding on Monday.

The Mogale City said the occupants were safe after managing to swim to dry land.

The South African Weather Service is warning that parts of Krugersdorp, Pretoria north and Johannesburg can expect some flooding on Monday afternoon.

Spokesperson for the Mogale City Lucky Sele said: “Immediately our emergency and public safety responded to that and the two cars were rescued. We are also informing on our [social media] platforms for communities to avoid the road.

“Emergency services are on standby working together with the district disaster management team.”

Gauteng emergency services are calling on motorists not to take chances by driving in flooded areas.

The City of Johannesburg EMS’s Robert Mulaudzi said they were also on high alert: “We urge our residents in low-lying areas to make sure they monitor the water levels and also try to avoid crossing areas that are flooded so we prevent drowning.”

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