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PICS: Franschhoek Pass will remain closed until further notice

Published Jul 1, 2019

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Cape Town - The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works said that the Franschhoek Pass will remain closed until further notice.

Back in June, a car ended up being  crushed by rockfalls caused by torrential rain and 
gale force winds.

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"For safety reasons, Franschhoek Pass had to be closed after a rockfall on 22 June 2019. A geotechnical investigation is underway to determine the extent and nature of the damage. Only once the report on this assessment has been received will it be possible to determine the next steps. The pass remains closed until further notice," said Department of Transport and Public Works spokesperson, Jandre Bakker.

⛔⚠☝🏼Cape Town - R45 Franschhoek Pass: ROAD CLOSED: RT @NMakoba

Traffic Update: Franschoek Pass closed due to rocks on the road. #CapeStorm pic.twitter.com/Q1A60AL5Xn

— SA emergency reports (@MARIUSBROODRYK) June 22, 2019

A Grader clears rocks from Franschhoek Pass, which has been closed indefinitely following rockfalls caused by torrential rain and 
gale force winds. AYANDA NDAMANE African News Agency (ANA)

Franschoek Pass closed due to the rocks falling because of Cape Town cold front, a car was damaged. Photographer Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works said that the Franschhoek Pass will remain closed until further notice. Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

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