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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Rat running is the term used by residents of the used roads, when clever people use their roads as an alternative route to avoid congestion on the main roads to get to their desination quicker.

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Kruger National Park flood repair update

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 5 September 2012.

Camps open
All

Picnic Spots Open
All

Access roads inside the park
All roads, except the following, are open:

S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge inaccessible): Temporary access planned to open end September 2012.
S33, S84
Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90): Balule Bridge is expected to reopen by 15 November 2012.
H1-5 (From S91 to H8) (detour via S91, S92 & H8 – detour 17km of which 12km is gravel road): Breach on H1-5 near N’wamanzi is expected to reopen by 30 September 2012.

Gates: All are open

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Emergency Numbers:
Media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 or Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724

Tourist Enquiries:
Joep Stevens 082 802 8093

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thank you for the update Lesego! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thank you for the update Lesego! :gflower:


:D :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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H1-5 breach nearly fixed :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Kruger National Park flood repair update:

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 11:00 a.m. on 17 September 2012.

Camps open

All
Picnic Spots Open

All
Access roads inside the park

All roads, except the following, are open:

S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge washed away (a temporary bypass has been completed and S25 has reopened)
S33, S84
Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90): Balule Bridge is expected to reopen by 15 November 2012.
H1-5 (From S91 to H8) (detour via S91, S92 & H8 – detour 17km of which 12km is gravel road): Breach on H1-5 near N’wamanzi is expected to reopen by 30 September 2012.

Gates: All are open

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks)

Emergency Numbers:
Media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 or Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724

Tourist Enquiries:
Joep Stevens 082 802 8093

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Lesego

Do you have any information on what is happening with the s33 . I have heard that Vutome Dam was badly damaged . Do you know if there are plans to re-build the dam . Is the re-opening of the s33 still far off , and is the re-opening linked to the plans for Vutome Dam . Would appreciate any info you may have on this matter .


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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Dear Highbury,

Many thanks for your query. For now S33 is still closed and plans are to have it repaired by end of November 2012. I have been informed that Vutome Dam will not be repaired.

With kind regards.

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thanks for the Updates Lesego and Joep :clap:

So glad The s25 has re-opened since I will be driving from Malelane to Croc Bridge in just under 2 weeks, I hope to hear from any one who has driven the bypass, I would like to know what its like :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Kruger National Park flood repair update

Date: 20th September 2012

An update on the Kruger National Park flood repairs as at 07:00 a.m. on 20 September 2012.

Camps open

All
Picnic Spots Open

All
Access roads inside the park

All roads, except the following, are open:

S25 (From S26 to S139, Biyamiti Low Level Bridge washed away (a temporary bypass has been completed and S25 has reopened)
S33, S84
Balule Low Level Bridge (detour via S89 and S90): Balule Bridge is expected to reopen by 15 November 2012.

Please note:
The H1-5 has been reopened after repair to the breach near N’wamanzi Lookout Point between Olifants and Satara.
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Gates: All are open

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks)

Emergency Numbers:
Media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli 073 373 4999 or Gabrielle Venter 082 696 4724

Tourist Enquiries:
Joep Stevens 082 802 8093

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thanks Les, the opening of the S25 is going to make lots of folks very happy! :dance:
and of course the H1-5 as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Oh that is such good news. :clap:
In November we are hoping to enter at Malelane and drive the S25 to Croc Bridge, and then 2 days later drive from Croc Bridge to Phala.......so would have been affected by the S25 closure and the H1-5. :thumbs_up:

Well done SANparks. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Thanks Lesego! We have just missed the re-opening of the S25, but it really wasn't too much of a hassle! We were just very glad the weir was open! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Flood : January 2012
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Hi Lesego,
It was great to see that the bridge is open again. :clap:

Only........at the beginning of the S25 (Croc.site) is still a very big sign that says that the bridge is still closed!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
We were there last saturday and the sign was still there...... :wall:

Maybe you can make a phonecall or whatever that they have to remove the sign!!

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