Heavy Easter traffic expected on N3 as motorists return home

2015-04-05 21:35
(Shutterstock)

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

5 tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter

2015-04-02 09:04

Arrive Alive share 5 tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter weekend. Watch. WATCH

Cape Town - High traffic volumes are expected on the N3 toll route between 11:00 and 21:00 on Monday as motorists head back to Gauteng after the Easter weekend.

Monday was expected to be the busiest day for the route and similar traffic conditions could extend to Tuesday, said N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) spokesperson Anita Heyl.

She said normal traffic patterns would likely return on Tuesday evening.

Route patrol teams, emergency medical services and law enforcement officials would be based at emergency satellite stations along the way.

Motorists were advised to pack extra food, water and drinks in case of delays, exercise patience in heavy traffic, keep a safe following distance, make regular stops and keep headlights on to maximise visibility for oncoming traffic.

“All N3TC operations and plazas will function at full capacity to allow for the increased traffic volumes along the route.”

Heavy traffic might put strain on motorists travelling through Van Reenen’s Pass, between the Tugela Plaza and Harrismith.

Heyl advised motorists to avoid overtaking, if at all possible, on the pass and to park as far off the road as possible if experiencing mechanical difficulties.

Motorists could call the toll route hotline on 0800-63-4357 or follow its Twitter account (@N3Route) for updates.

Read more on:    durban  |  gauteng  |  traffic

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.