The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is still on alert as more rains are expected over this weekend. Most of the roads in Port Elizabeth have been re-open. The Seaview road, that now resembles a dam, as well as 3rd Avenue remain closed.
The two mountain passes closed due to heavy snow fall in the Eastern Cape yesterday have now been opened to traffic.
Port Elizabeth has seen more than 700mm of rain so far this year, more than 60mm more than the average rainfall.
The city’s heading for the second wettest winter on record and with more than a month of rain season remaining, it could become the wettest.
Low lying areas and shack dwellers remains the hardest hit. The Metro says about 400 people from around the city have been evacuated from their homes. More rain is expected from Saturday. And with the ground saturated, even a little rain can cause localised flooding.