Police divers rescue motorists after flooding hits part of Tshwane at weekend

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The heavy rainfall since Saturday caused several bridges in the city to flood.

FILE: Flooding in Gauteng after heavy rain. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Two motorists and their occupants had to be rescued by emergency services after trying to cross low-lying bridges in two separate incidents in Tshwane.

The heavy rainfall since Saturday caused several bridges in the city to flood.

In Centurion, police divers had to be called in on Sunday night to help a driver and occupants to dry land after their vehicle was trapped in the water at Rabie Street.

Another motorist had a narrow escape when his vehicle was nearly swept off a bridge in Capital Park near the Apies River in Pretoria on Sunday night.

Tshwane Emergency Services’ Charles Mabaso said: “We call upon drivers to be very cautious and avoid driving through waters of unknown depth.”

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