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25 July 2011

Road closures due to Heavy Snowfall in the Eastern Cape

The following roads/passes are closed as a result of snowfall :

N6 Penhoek Pass between Jamestown - Queenstown
R58 Barkly Pass between Elliot - Barkly East
R67 Nico Malan Pass between Whittlesea - Seymour
N9 Road Closed between Middelburg and Noupoort
R61 Route: Road Closed between Graaff-Reinet and Cradock
N10 Route: Road Closed between Middleburg and Hanover 
R61 Route: ROAD CLOSED between Cradock and Queenstown via Tarkastad 
N3 Van Reenens Pass, Road Closed due to snow and ice
N1 Road Closed between Springfontein and Gariepdam due to snow and ice 
R58 Kraairiver Pass between  Lady Grey en Barkly-Oos. 
 N6 Road Closed between Reddersburg and Smithfield due to snow and ice

Please note that subsidiary roads might also be closed in areas where heavy snowfall occurred. Motorists are advised to not wander onto roads that they are not familiar with. These road might be dangerous and still covered in snow.

Motorists are also advised to be on the lookout for ice on wet roads. Please drive careful!

The SAWDIS deem it necessary to inform the general public that the SAWDIS only provide information of  road closures during disasters or severe weather on it's twitter page or blog when such information is available.   The SAWDIS does not provide traffic or alternative road information on a daily or subscription basis.  South Africa has several traffic information services that render an outstanding services to the general public on a daily basis and the SAWDIS would like to recommend that these organizations be contacted for daily traffic and road condition information.

Some of these organizations are:

TrafficSA - http://twitter.com/#!/trafficsa
Arrive Alive - http://www.arrivealive.co.za/
Road Safety Blog - http://roadsafety.co.za/
JAMLINE - 084 5265463
AA - http://www.aa.co.za/live/index.php
SANRAL - http://www.nra.co.za/live/index.php