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29 August 2011

Operating rules for use of Montagu Pass

GEORGE NEWS - The Montagu Pass is now closed and can only be used by permit holders. Permits will be issued primarily to local residents that really do need daily access across the pass.

Permits can be obtained 24/7 from the Eden Municipal Disaster Management Centre (MDMC) at York Street 54 in George or from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and16:00 at the Agri Klein Karoo Offices in Voortrekker Street, Oudtshoorn and daily at the Herold SAPS from 07:00 to18:00.

According to Eden Disaster Management, all access to the pass is at drivers' own risk.

From today, Monday, August 29, daily guided one-way traffic will be allowed across the pass at the following hourly intervals:

06:00: Depart from Herold to George
07:00: Depart from George to Herold
08:00: Depart from Herold to George
09:00: Depart from George to Herold
10:00: Depart from Herold to George
11:00: Depart from George to Herold
12:00: Depart from Herold to George
13:00: Depart from George to Herold
14:00: Depart from Herold to George
15:00: Depart from George to Herold
16:00: Depart from Herold to George
17:00: Depart from George to Herold
18:00: Depart from Herold to George
18:00 - 6:00: Only local residents allowed to travel across the pass without any guidance.

To report any incident or for any inquiries, please contact the Eden Disaster Management Centre 24/7 at the following number: 044 805 5071.

- Mossel Bay Advertiser