Traffic volumes increase as South Africa goes on holiday

2013-12-21 17:45

Many of the traffic corridors around the country are experiencing high volumes as people head for their holiday destinations.

“Major routes are experiencing volumes in excess of 2 000 plus vehicles per hour during their peaks,” said Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson Thato Mosena.

“We are expecting the numbers to increase as people make their way to enjoy the Christmas weekend in different provinces.”

She said the ports of entry, mainly the Beit Bridge border post in Limpopo leading to Zimbabwe, and the Lebombo border post in Mpumalanga leading to Mozambique, would experience increased activity on December 23 and 24, and warned of possible delays.

“Border posts will experience major delays on December 23-24 and December 30-31 outbound. There will again be delays on January 5-6 inbound,” she said.

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