Mudslide delays M4 repairs between Umhlanga, Sibaya

Mudslide delays M4 repairs between Umhlanga, Sibaya

eThekwini's hopes of having the M4 highway between Umhlanga and Sibaya repaired before the festive season have been washed away.

M4 mudslide between Umhlanga and Sibaya

Construction work to repair a portion of the road which washed away last month after heavy rains started three weeks ago.

READ: M4 between Sibaya, Umhlanga to remain closed

Metro police spokesperson, Parboo Sewpersad confirmed on Tuesday morning that last night's thunderstorm pushed down a concrete block fence which was holding sand in the area, triggering a mudslide. 

"This, unfortunately, will set the work further back. I'm aware of the fact that the Department of Transport and Metro officials and the engineers' department are meeting this morning to determine the way forward."

"The road will still be closed, and we are not sure when the roadway will be open," he said. 

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