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WATCH: Heavy rains and flooding hinder access to Durban Port

Published Apr 12, 2022

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Durban - The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) has announced that torrential rains in KwaZulu-Natal have resulted in the closure of access to the Durban Port via road.

Sanral eastern region design and construction manager Ravi Ronny said: “Bayhead Road, which provides access to the port, is completely closed due to heavy rains and flooding. Engineers are on the ground assessing the situation and providing guidance on mobility around the network.”

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Sanral said some sections of the N3 were partially closed due to the upgrades and the floods have exacerbated the situation on the network.

“We appeal to all motorists and especially freight transport not to leave their destinations to try and come to Durban Port. There is no access to the port. We are working with emergency services to get the road network reopened,” Ronny said.

Meanwhile, a video posted on the Intelligence Bureau SA Facebook page shows a broken-up and washed-away Bayhead Road. Underground water pipes were left exposed and were also washed away while flood waters flowed through.

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