The Cape Town disaster teams are currently assessing the extent of damages caused by disruptive rainfall overnight.
This after the South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued an Orange Level 6 warning for disruptive rain.
A number of roads across the metro have been flooded, following the heavy downpours.
They include Voortrekker Road in Salt River, Klipfontein Road, as well as the Prince George Drive and Joe Marks intersection.
There’s also a report of mudslides along Philip Kgosana Drive.
Disaster Risk Management’s Charlotte Powell says various informal settlements in the Metro have been affected.
“Various informal settlements in Philippi, Strand, Gugulethu, Mfuleni, Masiphumelele and Khayelitsha have been flooded. DRMC officials are still busy with assessments. SASSA and other NGOs have been requested to provide humanitarian relief to the affected informal settlements. Various roadways are affected by temporary storm-water overflows, uprooted trees and mud on the road surface.
Meanwhile, Metrorail is running a limited service today due to the disruptive weather conditions.
A fallen tree also caused some damage that affects the electrical overhead wires.
The affected areas are the Southern, Cape Flats, Central and Northern lines.
A limited service will operate on the following lines:
– Malmesbury (terminating at Kraaifontein);
– Kraaifontein to Bellville;
– Eerste River to Bellville and
– Simonstown to Fish Hoek.
“We understand the inconvenience caused to our customers and we would like to provide an update on the challenges faced and the intervention measures that are being implemented. As the region, we continue to prioritise the safety and well-being of our customers in ensuring that we restore the train service by putting the following intervention measures in place”, said PRASA spokesperson Zino Mihi.
Outside the metro, several flooding-related incidents have also been reported in Paarl and Rawsonville.