Holiday rush: 1?700 cars an hour enter KZN

2012-12-22 00:00

TRAFFIC was entering KwaZulu-Natal at the rate of over 1 700 cars an hour yesterday as inlanders headed to the coast for the holidays.

This figure was recorded between at the Mooi River toll plaza between 1 pm and 2 pm, said N3 Toll Concession spokesperson Andy Visser.

He added that 1 600 vehicles an hour were recorded between 10 am and 11 am.

Visser was expecting traffic to build up in the afternoon as many Gauteng residents left work after lunch and headed south for the holidays.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle ­Mngomezulu reported yesterday that a truck veered off the N3 motorway near the Liberty Midlands Mall, but the accident did not disrupt traffic.

When The Witness drove along Town Hill later, about 300 trucks were snaking their way down the N3 in the far left lane.

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