UPDATE: FLOODS IN GEORGE, REFUSE COLLECTION AND POWER OUTAGES
69mm of rain was received up to 8 am this morning in George, measured at the Old Water Works.
All our department teams and emergency services are actively assessing and addressing flooding challenges as they are received. Please report all flooding and related incidents to 044 801 6300 or 044 801 9262.
UPDATE ON FLOODED STREETS
Hope Street and Industrial Road are open for traffic.
However, the following streets remain flooded. Motorists are advised to approach with caution.
• Victoria Street
• Merriman Street
• CJ Langenhoven Street
• Courtney Street (Courtney Street flooding left lane. Motorist’s to be careful travelling in the left lane opposite Kentucky and Dougies).
• Market Street
• St. Leger street
• Union Street (Closed)
REFUSE COLLECTION RESTARTS
Please take note that the refuse collection which was delayed earlier today due to the heavy rainfall will resume shortly as teams are moving out to collect to the following areas: Glenwood, Loerie Park, Eden, Genevafontein, Denverpark, Bergsig, and Eastern Extension.
LANDFILL SITE CLOSED TO PUBLIC
The Municipal Landfill site is still inaccessible due to flooding. Please note garden refuse and builders’ rubble cannot be dropped off, ONLY household refuse can be accepted until further notice.
POWER OUTAGE UPDATE
Power supply has been restored in portions of the Airport Road, Proefplaas and Herolds Bay, apart from two farms and the George Airport. Further repairs are underway.
NEW HOUSING OFFICE CLOSE TEMPORARILY
The New Housing offices, Corner of Varing and St. Johns Street have been closed for the remainder of the day due to flooding. Staff will work from home.
Issued by George Municipality