ethekwini municipality kzn roads

The M4 Boys South after Beach Bums. Photo: Facebook

Roads to avoid in Durban and around eThekwini due to severe impact

A number of roads and bridges have washed away or collapsed in KZN. Here’s a list of roads you should avoid in and around eThekwini.

ethekwini municipality kzn roads

The M4 Boys South after Beach Bums. Photo: Facebook

The eThekwini Municipality has provided a list of roads and areas motorists should avoid as torrential rains continue to pour in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

A number of roads and bridges have reportedly washed away while others are filled with sand. 


As of 09:30 on Sunday, 22 May, these are roads you need to avoid in the eThekwini Municipality:

  • Residents have been advised to use caution or avoid the intersection between Joshua Gumede and Anderson Roads Pinetown. The roads are water logged
  • Caversham Road in Pinetown. The road has sunken and is cordoned off. 
  • Botha’s Hill old Main Road, there is a sinkhole on the edge of the road covered by cement bags. 
  • Alpine Road southbound due to a bank collapse
  • Caversham Road in Pinetown is closed
  • Mariannhill Road by Gillets Road is damaged across the entire road.
  • Kreurboom road by Mariannridge Road closed due to mudslide.
  • KwaDabeka D on an arterial road next to Khululeka Drive
  • North Beach Road, Umdloti
  • M4 into La Mercy just after Beach Bums, road collapsed
  • Avenue East in Isipingo Beach due to the road being flooded

The eThekwini Municipality has urged residents to exercise extreme caution on the roads .

“A South African Weather Service Red (Level 10) warning remains in effect. Forecast models show moderate to high rainfall is expected between 06H00 and 10H00 today. Higher intensity is expected from approximately 08H00 over the Central and Northern regions. Moderate to low rainfall is expected to continue until 20H00.

“There is a high probability of localised flooding of vulnerable areas and landslides within the municipality. Residents and drivers are requested to exercise extreme caution.”

eThekwini Municipality


On Saturday evening, Metro Police Search and Rescue, assisted by other emergency services, evacuated 40 elderly people from Westbrook old age home in Tongaat following heavy rainfall which affected the retirement home.

Residents in the South Basin including uMlazi, Wentworth and Isipingo and low-lying areas were also asked to evacuate to safer places.

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