Warning: These areas in KZN could see flooding and mudslides

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The South African Weather Services (SAWS) issued a warning to KwaZulu-Natal residents today, Monday, 6 September 2021, cautioning Newcastillians of hazardous and potentially dangerous weather conditions.

In its forecast, SAWS explained, “Localised flooding of susceptible formal/informal settlements and low-lying bridges is possible.”

Furthermore, the weather services warned of potential mudslides and flooding, listing the affected areas. Durban, Howick, Escourt, Underberg, Kokstad, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh, Greytown, KwaDukuza and Ladysmith.

Photo credit: SA Weather Service

In addition, the weather service emphasised that difficult driving conditions can be expected, especially on dirt roads. 

“Increased travel times can be expected on major roads, due to poor driving conditions. Poor visibility and slippery roads may result in minor vehicle accidents.”

Therefore, please drive with caution, avoid dirt roads where possible and ensure you report any signs of flooding or mudslides. 

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