“We call on motorists, especially early in the morning, to be cognisant of wet road conditions and to necessary arrangements to travel timeously and ensure they keep safe following distances to avoid crashes,” said Tshwane emergency services spokesperson deputy chief Charles Mabaso.
Mabaso said they are monitoring low bridges around Tshwane that are known to be susceptible to flooding.
“We call on motorists to be vigilant and not to cross flooded low-lying bridges. Rather find an alternative route to safety. Tshwane emergency services will monitor the situation and remain on high alert,” he said.
City of Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said while no major incidents were reported overnight during severe thunderstorms throughout the metro, motorists should exercise caution on Monday.
“Residents are urged to be safe. Avoid crossing rivers and streams. Exercise caution while driving and adhere to safe following distances,” he said.
SA weather forecaster Lulama Pheme said rain is expected to continue on Monday with some improvement from Tuesday.
However, rain is expected again from Thursday evening over parts of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
Pheme said a yellow level 4 warning applies for parts of Gauteng.