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#1 Mojoman

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:15

Looks like Centurion doesn't need any more rain!
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We have had 80mm+ in Magalies since 5am.

#2 Slowbee

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:34

is that a road or a river running under the building ?
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:41

View PostSlowbee, on 03 February 2014 - 02:34 , said:

is that a road or a river running under the building ?

River

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:46

Where in Centurion?
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:47

View PostIanC, on 03 February 2014 - 02:46 , said:

Where in Centurion?
Around hennops

Centurion mall, cricket ground etc etc
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:48

I rode passed Irene Country club, the only way you could tell it was a golf course was that the water had flags sticking out.

Thats gonna cost big bucks to fix.
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#7 Raab

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:49

Think that is Lenchen Road in the pics

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:49

View PostWayne Potgieter, on 03 February 2014 - 02:48 , said:

I rode passed Irene Country club, the only way you could tell it was a golf course was that the water had flags sticking out.

Thats gonna cost big bucks to fix.

I am more worried about Big Red Barn

#9 Mojoman

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:53

If you are on Facebook there are more pics here:

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:11

And here:
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That’s not the remarkable part, though. “‘You see the white line running along the centre of the road,’ resumed Utis. ‘The rule of the road requires that line to be kept on the left except when passing a vehicle in front. Then the line may be crossed, provided the way on that side is clear.’”

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:27

wow that's hectic - took a detour through Midrand this morning in an attempt to avoid traffic - got to a point where I saw taxis' turning back - one road was totally flooded over and water was gushing out - i thought it must have been a river or a stormwater drain - it turned out to be a house - some serious flooding in the low lying agricultural areas.  

the insurance companies are going to have  a tough time, and the alternate routes are a mess with pot holes.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:29

View PostUni, on 03 February 2014 - 03:27 , said:

wow that's hectic - took a detour through Midrand this morning in an attempt to avoid traffic - got to a point where I saw taxis' turning back - one road was totally flooded over and water was gushing out - i thought it must have been a river or a stormwater drain - it turned out to be a house - some serious flooding in the low lying agricultural areas.  

the insurance companies are going to have  a tough time, and the alternate routes are a mess with pot holes.
I was reading about substations blowing up as well!

#13 Uni

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:34

View PostMojoman, on 03 February 2014 - 03:29 , said:

I was reading about substations blowing up as well!
where, that would just be the cherry on top if we had rolling power outages as well. Hope not.
but it's quite a scary wake up call to how dodge our infrastructure is. Yea we can't predict crazy heavy storms but the road planning along with cleaning up stormwater drains and the litter is a big problem.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:02

View PostUni, on 03 February 2014 - 03:27 , said:

wow that's hectic -

No, hectic is I rode through that storm around 8 this morning on two wheels.
That’s not the remarkable part, though. “‘You see the white line running along the centre of the road,’ resumed Utis. ‘The rule of the road requires that line to be kept on the left except when passing a vehicle in front. Then the line may be crossed, provided the way on that side is clear.’”

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:09

View PostCellar, on 03 February 2014 - 04:02 , said:

No, hectic is I rode through that storm around 8 this morning on two wheels.
You're very brave, i was feeling very sorry for the commuters - and arseholes in cars that cant' even slow down through massive puddles splashing them further :-(


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:11

View Postrouxtjie, on 03 February 2014 - 02:47 , said:

Around hennops

Centurion mall, cricket ground etc etc
first test starts next wednesday...wonder what this does to the pitch preparations!

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