THE busy R72 between Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea has been closed again to all forms of traffic due to a section of the road sagging. The road, after initially being closed to all traffic following heavy rains, was later reopened to cars and other light vehicles.
But further rain last week and at the weekend have worsened the damaged section of the road, according to provincial disaster management officials.
The heavy rains over the past two weeks severely damaged provincial roads.
Provincial disaster management spokesman Captain John Fobian said yesterday the R72 had been closed to all vehicles, even light vehicles.
He said alternative routes were available for motorists travelling in that direction.
Motorists could drive from Port Alfred through Bathurst, Grahamstown, Salem and then back to Kenton-on-Sea or (going the other way) through Alexandria, Kenton-on- Sea, Salem and then Grahamstown.
He said the road would take about two to three days to be repaired.