CAUTION: Snow, rain and slippery roads result in road closures

According to a report from Provincial Traffic on snowfalls in the Eastern Cape over the past 24 hours, caution must be exercised on the following roads:

  • The Loodsberg pass on N9 between Graaff Reinet and Middelburg 
  • The Wapsberg pass between Graaff Reinet and Cradock both passes are closed due to heavy snowfalls
  • The R67 between Fort Beaufort and Queenstown – it is also moderately snowing but road is still open and slippery
  • The Kraairivier Pass between Barkley East and Lady Grey – it is also snowing and motorist are advised to better reschedule their trips as the snow falls are continues and can be problematic
  • On the R56 about 36 kilometers north of Mount Fletcher the snow is approx 5cm thick
  • Barkly Pass on the R58 between Barkly East and Elliot is also having snowfalls but road is still open but is being closely monitored 
  • The Penhoek Pass on N6 between Queenstown and Jamestown is also snowing but the road is still open.

Motorists are urged to be extra cautious in these conditions as the road surface is slippery 

Traffic Officers are on duty in all these areas together with teams from disaster management 

Provincial Traffic Spokesperson

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