The South African Weather Service says Johannesburg residents can expect more snow this afternoon. Parts of Gauteng are already blanketed in snow and residents have taken to social media to post their pictures.
As the country gets gripped in the cold chill, the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality which includes Bloemfontein, has advised residents to take extreme care during the next few days because of extremely cold weather conditions. The city's Disaster Management team is on full alert in case of emergencies.
The Metro has urged residents to ensure that heating appliances are not left unattended. The heavy snow that has fallen over the eastern parts of the province, including the Fouriesburg and Clarens areas, has led to the closure of the road from Fouriesburg and Clarens to QwaQwa and Golden Gate.
The N3 between Harrismith and Van Reenens Pass has now been reopened, but motorists are warned that roads are slippery because of ice and snow on some roads. The Weather Office in Bloemfontein says temperatures for the Free State are not expected to rise above five degrees today, with Bloemfontein's temperature an icy two-above-freezing at present. Snow is also falling over the city.
Meanwhile, the King Shaka International Airport says it is not experiencing any flight delays due to the bad weather conditions in KwaZulu-Natal. However, it appears some passengers driving to the airport are missing their flights due to the congested and slippery roads. Airports Company South Africa spokesperson Collin Naidoo has urged all passengers to leave their homes earlier to avoid getting stuck in traffic.