Motorist killed as flash floods bring chaos to Joburg roads

Naledi Shange

Flooding in Alberton on March 2, 2017.
Image by: Karin Goosen via Rob Byrne‏ @TrafficSA on Twitter

At least one person has died as a result of the heavy downpour in Johannesburg that saw parts of the city submerged under water on Thursday afternoon.

 “The Gillooly’s interchange is flooded and is affecting traffic in a southerly direction on the N3,” said Minnaar. “Motorists can use the M1 and M2 as alternatives.”

The City of Johannesburg has issued a warning for heavy flooding, with Alexandra, Bedfordview, Benoni, Edenvale, Fourways, the Johannesburg CBD, Kempton Park and Soweto on high alert.