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Several Eastern Cape passes blocked by heavy snow

Jul 25, 2016
Several Eastern Cape passes blocked by heavy snow

According to the Port Elizabeth office of the SA Weather Services, several passes in the northern parts of the Eastern Cape have been closed due to heavy snowfalls.

Garth Sampson, the SA Weather Services Client Liaison Officer for the Eastern Cape, said the closed passes are as follows;

  • Lootsberg Pass (between Graaff- Reinet and Middleburg) Sneeuberg;
  • Wapadberg Pass (between Niew Bethesda and Cradock) Sneeuberg;
  • Barkley Pass (between Barkley East and Elliot) Drakensberg/Witteberge;
  • Penhoek Pass ( between Queenstown and Aliwal North) Stormberge;
  • Bushmanshoek Pass (Sterkstroom and Molteno) Stormberg/Bamboes berg;
  • R56 between Matatiele and Mount Fletcher (Drakensberg);
  • Pass between Elliot and Cala;
  • Queenstown to Cala;
  • Queenstown to Dordrecht; and
  • R56 between Elliot and Engcobo.

Images: Snow Report SA.