Mountain passes reopened‚ but wildfires continue to burn in the Western Cape

George municipality spokesperson Chantel Edwards-Klose said passing cars were advised to refrain from stopping to take photographs in the wake of the deadly wildfires.

By Tuesday afternoon‚ the Montagu Pass and the N2 between the Tsitsikamma toll gate and Storms River Bridge remained closed due to fires in the area. The fires were raging on both sides of the N2.

Edwards-Klose said a strong wind was blowing in a westerly direction for most of Tuesday‚ with a 6mm chance of rain.

The GO GEORGE bus service has returned 78 people who were housed in the town hall overnight to their homes in Blanco.

Conville clinic would provide normal services on Tuesday and patients would be taken to the George Hospital. Blanco Clinic has also been reopened.

Edwards-Klose said there were power outages Hoekwil. Power was also out at Thembalethu Zone 9 due to a pole being repaired.

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