National 24.7.2016 04:35 pm

Drivers ‘risking dangerous roads’ to touch KZN snow

Picture: Twitter

Picture: Twitter

Nottingham Road was congested on Sunday as people reportedly abandoned their cars to go snow watching. Drivers have been urged to show caution with sleet falling.

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services (EMS) warned motorists on Sunday to drive safely if travelling on the N3.

According to Robert McKenzie, EMS media liaison, weather conditions were poor in the KZN midlands, heading inland.

“Currently there is sleet falling on the N3 and in other areas snow has fallen. People and trucking companies are asked to delay trips if possible,” he said.

According to the SA Weather Services advisory, heavy snowfalls were expected from Sunday, 24 July through to Tuesday (26 July) as the current cold front extended to parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Free State. Heavy snowfalls were expected in Mooi River, Ladysmith, the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Van Reenen’s Pass, Harrismith, Bethlehem and surrounding areas.

 

“With the increased possibility of snow, there is also a high likelihood that that local residents and travellers may be snowed-in as roads may have to be closed in the interest of safety,” said McKenzie.

He said weather and traffic conditions as well as road closures would be communicated via the media and N3TC’s Twitter feed @N3Route.
“It is highly recommended that road users confirm the status of travel conditions with N3TC’s 24-hour Customer Careline,” he said.
Contact 0800 N3 Help (0800 63 4357).

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