Daily Archive: July 14, 2012

Sand River Bridge 6 pm 14 July 2012 – Photo Gallery

The following photos taken by Bev Mortimer this evening show an extremely strong Sand River flowing down to the Kromme River at 6 pm, plus the build up of water at the bridge base beneath… Continue reading

NSRI on high alert

The NSRI stations and volunteers are on high alert and assisting with isolated cases of flood victim evacuations: NSRI volunteer sea rescue crews across the coastlines along parts of the Western Cape, Southern… Continue reading

Sand River Bridge is still open 7.30 pm, 14 July 2012

The Bridge has not been closed yet. It is still holding and traffic police have been monitoring it all afternoon. A statement just received from Kouga Municipality – and the last for the evening –… Continue reading

Danger at Gamtoos Bridge

Motorists are urged to drive very carefully when they approach the Gamtoos River bridge. Kouga Municipality says there’s a lot of water on the road just before the bridge and a big road sign has… Continue reading

The bridge is handling it!!

The bridge is fine and is not about to be washed away – in spite of of all the rain and water flowing down. Emergency services personnel say the bridge is fine!. “The… Continue reading

Road and Flood Warning – update

This notice has been put out now by Kouga Municpality: 1. Humansdorp – Oyster Bay road: CLOSED due to the flooding. 2. St Francis Bay – Oyster Bay road: Open only to 4×4… Continue reading

Please don’t go sight-seeing at the bridge!!

Emergency services has asked everyone to please stay away from the bridge unless they are leaving or entering town. Hordes of residents are parking and causing traffic jams almosat at the bridge. Fire officer for St Francis,… Continue reading

Dam formation at the Sand River bridge causes concern

By Bev Mortimer: Concern from early morning motorists has been expressed following a build up of water into a dam on the one side of the temporary Sand River Bridge during the night,… Continue reading