Heavy rains cause flood damage on the N14 outside Kuruman

SANRAL wishes to update road users on road closures and conditions on the N14, Section 8, approximately 42km outside of Kuruman in the Northern Cape, towards Vryburg in the North West.

As a result of heavy rains, the roadway has flooded, and a culvert collapsed. At this stage, Stop/Go systems are being used to accommodate traffic in one lane, but the road condition is very bad and road users are advised to avoid this area as far as possible.

Engineers are on their way to inspect the scene and assess the damage, after which repairs will commence.

Road users travelling between Kimberley and Upington, are advised to avoid the N14, N8 and R31, and to rather take the N12 from Kimberley, linking up with the N10 just before Britstown and then travel via the N10 to Upington.

“The Road Incident Management System (RIMS) has been activated, and all emergency services, including SAPS and Provincial Traffic, have been mobilised to assist with road safety operations and re-routing motorists,” said Randall Cable, SANRAL Western Region Manager.

The weather continues to impact road conditions and further heavy rains are expected throughout the coming weekend.

“We appeal to road users to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings following these adverse weather conditions,” concluded Cable.