JHB Emergency Services on high alert following heavy rainfall

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After heavy rainfall swept through parts of Gauteng last night, Johannesburg Emergency Management Services says they remain on high alert to respond to any water-related incidents.

As the wet weather is expected to persist, Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi is urging residents to keep children away from rivers and streams.

“We remain on high alert, monitoring our low lying areas. We can respond if there is an emergency that might occur. We just want to encourage our motorists out there to extend a safe following distance. Also, our residents in low-lying areas to monitor young kids to stay away from river streams seeing as the water levels are much higher now. We have got our swift water rescue unit on high alert. We should be able to respond to any water emergency,”

Meanwhile, as traffic volumes heading into the province of Gauteng begin to peak, the Road Traffic Management Corporation is urging motorists to remain vigilant and cautious to avoid any road carnage.

This comes as many holidaymakers return to the province after their summer holiday getaways.

RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane says, “Traffic volumes are expected to increase in Gauteng as holidaymakers return from their holidays. Motorists are urged to put their lights on as it is overcast in many parts of the country. Already traffic in KwaZulu-Natal is building up with 1600 vehicles recorded in Mooi River. More traffic volumes are expected on the N1 from Limpopo and on the N4 from Mpumalanga. It is encouraging to note that many motorists have left early. Many vehicles are already reaching Gauteng.”

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