#CapeStorm Truck blown over outside Villiersdorp, Western Cape. As Massive storm moves in over Western Cape. Take care.. @News24 @BOSBEER2006 @MARIUSBROODRYK @1SecondLater @SABCNews @Abramjee @eNCA @SAWeatherServic @storm_sa @SALTruckers pic.twitter.com/E1lgC5GGRO— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) July 9, 2020
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.
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.