Heavy traffic on national highways

2012-01-09 14:37
Johannesburg - Traffic volumes were heavier than usual on the N1 and N3 highways between Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Harrismith on Monday, said the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

This was because of the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein over the weekend, said spokesperson Ashref Ismail.

"Many decided to sleep over and travel this morning [Monday]."

About 1 000 vehicles an hour were passing through toll gates on the N1 and 1 050 vehicles an hour on the N3, said Ismail.

The majority of the vehicles on the road were buses and minibus taxis.

Three toll gates on the N3 had been affected by a labour strike. However, contingency plans were in place, he said.

"Vehicles are going through and everything is fine. There is nothing to worry about and no need to worry about alternative routes."

Ismail said traffic volumes should drop after lunchtime on Monday as most people would have reached their destinations.

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