Update: 9 January
A little rain fell last night, all roads are open and the level at the drift is much lower today. The worst seems to have come and gone!
Looking at the weather report for Laingsburg, there is a little more rain to come but nothing that should cause any problems.
Update: 8 January
There was a big storm thunderstorm (with lightning) over Montagu last night with a 100mm of rain fall being recorded nearby! The river has come up since higher since subsiding yesterday. The Keisie river is higher (and wider) than yesterday. The drift to Montagu West (De Bos side is closed again) and the R62 remains open.
The Buffels, Wilgenhout and Baviaans rivers in the Laingsburg area flooded.
- Click here for a report on the 1981 Laingsburg flood
- Floods hit Laingsburg –January 9 2014 at 07:37am
- N1 town on high alert for flooding- 2014-01-08 12:10
—————- Update: 7 January 12:30 The digger cleared most of the pipes under the drift and I estimate that within 30 minutes you will be able to drive through to Montagu West (over the drift – in the pictures). —————– After a fair amount of rain last night (particularly in the Laingsburg area) the rivers of Montagu came down in flood. The water level is dropping and the main road (the R62) is open. Considering the high level of the water, a lot of rain must have fallen as it normally takes about 3 days of rain to reach this level of flooding.