The N3 toll route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng is open to traffic once again – and traffic has been moving freely without incident.
In a post, the N3 Toll Concession management confirmed that law enforcement announced the full reopening of the road on Friday, 16 July.
“Road users are warned to expect high traffic volumes, congestion and possible delays. It is vitally important to proceed with extreme caution and to stay alert at all times. Obtain traffic information, report problems and get emergency assistance from the 24-hour N3 Helpline 0800 63 43 57 or by following @N3Route on Twitter,” N3TC said on Facebook.
Many trucks and vehicles were stuck on the road for more than 24 hours after the highway was shut down – creating concern for their safety amid the looting and torching of vehicles.
When the roads reopened on Friday morning, the toll company cautioned road-users to only travel long distance in daylight to avoid any problems. The situation is still volatile in many areas.
“Although the N3 Toll Route is now open, N3TC appeals to road users to please travel with utmost caution and patience, and to adhere to all safety precautions and regulations,” they said.