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LATEST UPDATES-Sinkhole at R31 Kuruman to Danielskuil near Mount Carmel

Down in the Kuruman Sinkhole

Photo by Karin Human

18 January 2017

Twee spelonkers (Karin Human en Gerrie Pretorius) was Saterdag die eerste mense wat diep in die nuutgevormde sinkgate tussen Daniëlskuil en Kuruman in die Noord-Kaap in die grotte rondgekruip het

“Dit was ‘n ongelooflike ervaring wat ek graag met belangstellendes wil deel,” sê Human. Omdat sy skraal gebou is, kon sy dieper as Pretorius in sommige gange en grotkamers inklim. Sy sê een van die drie gate in die jongste sinkgat langs die R31-roete lei tot heelwat gange en dieper kamers wat die klub met ’n volgende ekspedisie verder wil verken.
Lees op Netwerk24.com

SABC News Northern Cape, 18 Jan Sinkhole at Danielskuil a danger for motorists – 18 January 2017

The Northern Cape department of Public Works is appealing to to members of the public to refrain from accessing cordoned off areas where a 30 metre deep sinkhole has occurred at Danielskuil as the ground is unstable. This after the department partially closed off the R31 road linking Danielskuil and Kuruman,where a sinkhole has developed. People have been flocking here, despite limited safety measures put in place.Kgotaco Selao visited the place and reports…

http://iono.fm/e/377200

Sinkgatskeure op Mount Carmel bekoor én skok- Deur Charné Kemp en Emile Hendricks 14 Januarie 2017 09:07 Netwerk24

 
 

Friday Afternoon, 13/01/2017

According to a statement from Crystal Robertson, spokesperson for the Department of Roads and Public Works, the R31 is now closed for heavy vehicles but light vehicles are still allowed use of the road.  At the site of the sinkhole one lane is closed and the speed limit has been lowered to 40 km/h.

http://maroelamedia.co.za/nuus/sa-nuus/so-groot-is-noord-kaap-sinkgat-nou/
NOTE: The information in the Maroela media article in the above link is up to date but the photos and video on the link was taken earlier in the week.

07:10 Friday, 13/01/2017

Nicole Fourie reported on Social Media that although the R31 between Kuruman & Danielskuil is supposed to be closed, she just drove past the sinkhole.  The road was open with no authorities in sight.
Ek is pas (07h10) deur die R31, verby die sinkgat. Die pad is oop, geen owerhede is op toneel, slegs waarskuwingsborde. Ek sê nie dit is veilig nie, maar nie almal van ons het die luuksheid om elke oggend 200km, via Postmasburg, werk toe te ry nie.”

 

Thursday Afternoon, 12/01/2017.

Information released by the The Department of Roads and Public Works
Danielskuil Emergency Road Closure
“The Department of Roads and Public Works in the Northern Cape hereby informs the public of the immediate closure of the road between Danielskuil and Kuruman.
The closure is due to a natural sinkhole on the farm Mount Carmel, located about 55 km South of Kuruman on the Danielskuil road that has been increasing in size since Saturday, thus nearing the border of the road.
“We are making this precautionary safety arrangement not to cause inconvenience to motorists, but due to the fact that we value the safety of all, stated Crystal Robertson in the notice.
Motorists are requested to use the detour road via Postmasburg, R385 in the meantime as the public will be kept informed regarding the latest developments.
A team of professionals will be permanently on standby, monitoring the situation during the entire evening due to the fact that more rain is expected, which increases the risk.
“We are concerned about the safety of all road users and we request everybody’s cooperation, in adhering to the warning signs.”

OFM- Kuruman Mount Carmel Sinkhole R31 ClosureThursday Morning, 12/01/2017

Road closure recommended

Pretoria Engineer, Melt Badenhorst, submitted a report to the Northern Cape department of Roads and Public Works recommending that the R31 between Kuruman & Danielskuil be closed immediately.

R31 moet dadelik sluit weens sinkgat – ingenieur (OFM)

Thursday, 12/01/2016

Drone Footage by HendrikvanHunks Photography

Die sinkgat tussen Kuruman en Danielskuil.Die pad R31 is nog oop vir publiek baie gevaarlik wees versigtig Share aan vir bewusmaking aan almal…

Posted by HendrikvanHunks Photography/Cinematography on Thursday, 12 January 2017

 

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