Roads leading out of Eastern Cape busy

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Johannesburg - Major roads across the Eastern Cape were busy on Friday as holidaymakers returned home, said road safety group Arrive Alive.

Spokesperson Tshepo Machaea said the N2 heading to KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape had high volumes of traffic.

"The N6 from East London to the Free State is also quite busy as well as the N10 towards the Northern Cape and the R61 heading towards the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal," he said.

"There is also a lot of activity on the R58 and the R72, which is a coastal route."

At least one accident had been reported on Friday.

"This morning we had an accident on the [road] between Mount Frere and Mount Ayliff," said Machaea.

"Two sedans collided head-on and three people were seriously injured," he said.

With some holidaymakers still making their way to the province's beaches, Machaea said they were expecting the roads to be busy throughout the weekend, with Sunday being the busiest.

- SAPA

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