Media Release: Recent storms in the Klein Karoo caused severe damage to rural roads
For Immediate Release
25 January 2021
Isolated thunderstorms were experienced in the Klein Karoo region during the first two weeks of January 2021. This caused severe damage to rural roads, stretching from Ladismith / Van Wyksdorp in the Kannaland municipal area to Uniondale in the interior of the George municipal area.
Temporary repair work is underway to ensure safe use and access to the roads and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2021. Work is done by the maintenance teams of Garden Route District Municipality’s (GRDM) Roads Services.
All ‘damaged roads’ in the Ladismith and Van Wyksdorp areas are already accessible for users. Repair work is still in progress in the Vlakteplaas area, East of De Rust and at the De Hoop – Kouga and Toorwater areas in Uniondale. All road users in the affected areas have access to the outside world by making use of detours; however, the department’s is currently trying to limit detours.
Road users who are making use of rural roads are encouraged to obey traffic signs and to drive patiently and carefully at all times.