KZN level 10 warning: Which roads to avoid

KZN level 10 warning: Which roads to avoid

The weather warning for parts of KwaZulu-Natal has been increased to level 10, the highest possible level issued by the South African Weather Service.

KZN floods 21 May
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On Friday the South African Weather Service had issued a orange level 5 warning with possibility of flooding. This has been raised to the highest level. 

eThekwini Municpailty has urged residents to stay indoors. 

Roads that are severely affected are:

Isipingo onramp northbound water is high on the left lane.

Southbound onramp at the airport water is high on the left side. Water is also high just before Platt Drive robots on the left. Water is also high at the transit camp.

There is a significant amount of water on South Coast Road joining Blamey Road westbound to Montclair.  Please drive carefully.

There is water and mud on the M7 both directions between N3 and Hans Detman.

Water is filling up in Caversham Road where the temporary repair was made. 

Stapleton and Eden roads in Pinetown have flooded along with the Stapleton Road off ramp from the M13. These roads are  closed.

Motorists are warned not to use the M7 due to mudslides and moving water across the roadway.

Only the right lane is open going towards the M4 south bound leaving Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Victoria Embankment), all other lanes are filled with water.

Only one lane is open in the vicinity of the old airport.

Please avoid uMngeni Road as it is filled with water.

Tara Road and Quality Street in the South Durban Basin are flooded. 

Verulam Shari Road bridge in Everest Heights may

Bridges over Mountbatten and Varsity Drive on M19 are flooding.

Avoid Florence Masing Road behind UNISA.

Avoid the N3 towards the CBD as there is lots of water.

Avoid Cope Road, on the lower end of Alpine Road off Sydenham.

While the rhe rain is expected to subside by Sunday, residents public should stay away from low lying bridges, rivers and streams. 

Affected areas include Big Five Hlabisa, Hluhluwe, Ethekwini, Jozini, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Maphumulo, Mkhambathini, Mthonjaneni, Mtubatuba, Ndwedwe, Nongoma, Ulundi, Umdoni, Umhlabuyalingana, uMhlathuze, uMlalazi and uPhongolo

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