A massive storm has battered Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

East Coast Radio captured this timelapse video showing the storm approach.

The footage was captured in Umhlanga Ridge.



ECR Newswatch has been speaking to Dominic Mitchell – who was trapped in his car on the N2 heading to Amanzimtoti yesterday.

“I was driving along the N2, heading towards Amanzimtoti. Suddenly, there was heavy rain. I drive a big car, so I thought it would be fine. The rain got more and more intense and the wind then came. The wind was basically rocking the car,” he says.

Mitchell says motorists got out of their vehicles to try and push their cars to the side of the road.

“I’d say 90% of cars tried to pull up on the side of the road. A whole lot of cars stopped under the bridge – in all three lanes. That blocked the freeway as well.”

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