Huge jams as spilled mealie meal closes N3 for hours

2013-08-21 00:00

A TRUCK overturned on the N3 in the early hours of yesterday morning, causing the road to be closed for most of the day.

The truck, which was laden with mealie meal, overturned at around 2.15 am, causing heavy congestion on the N3 in the morning, and affecting those trying to get to work.

Zinhle Mngomezulu from the RTI said: “The mealie meal on the road resulted in it being slippery. We had to close the road while we cleaned it up and recovered the truck.”

The road was only cleared and re-opened at around noon, said Mngo­mezulu. Commuters between Durban and Pietermaritzburg reported huge traffic backlogs for some time after the road was reopened.

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