WATCH | Gale blows over truck as storm hits Western Cape

09 July 2020 - 13:45 By Aron Hyman

Two trucks were  blown over by strong winds in the Western Cape on Thursday as the first of two storms made landfall.

Western Cape police chief Kenny Africa confirmed that a video showing a stationary truck being blown over on the road between Villiersdorp and Worcester was authentic.

Severe weather hit the shores of Cape Town this afternoon as the weather service warns of a cold front that will bring heavy rain and flooding in the Western Cape.
Severe weather hit the shores of Cape Town this afternoon as the weather service warns of a cold front that will bring heavy rain and flooding in the Western Cape.
Image: Esa Alexnder

He said gales had also caused traffic disruptions in Cape Town on the N2 near the Baden Powell Drive turn-off where a truck was blown over and was still lying.

“There are also heavy sandstorms at the Theewaterskloof Dam obscuring the roads between Villiersdorp and Grabouw,” said Africa.

While rain had started falling in Cape Town on Thursday morning, the Boland and Overberg regions of the Western Cape were experiencing dry but windy conditions.

A man dodges a wave as severe weather hit the shores of Cape Town this afternoon.
A man dodges a wave as severe weather hit the shores of Cape Town this afternoon.
Image: Esa Alexander

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