Sinkhole swallowed a portion of Snake Drive near the N12 in Benoni, according to William Ntladi, spokesman for the Ekurhuleni emergency services, working with several engineers to determine the cause of the sinkhole and to make plans for that hole on one of the southbound lanes collapsed.
Ntladi said both lanes were closed indefinitely for the safety of motorists.
Maroela Media earlier reported that the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport had warned motorists at the beginning of November against the sinking four meters deep.
Footage of the sinkhole has been circulated on social media this week in which it appears that this hole is much larger in the face of heavy rain this week. However, Ntladi said Thursday morning that the hole is no bigger than mid-November.
Earlier this year, the road was predicted to be ready for use by the middle of next year.