Snow shuts down major SA roads

2011-07-26 08:42
Johannesburg - Major roads in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape have been closed due to heavy snowfall on Tuesday morning, the SABC reported.

The N3 highway between Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal has been closed from the Wilge toll plaza near Villiers to the Tugela toll plaza at Ladysmith.

Other major routes like the N5 and N11 have been closed at mountain passes as a result of snow. Motorists have been urged to postpone their journeys until conditions improved.

A number of roads in the Eastern Cape, including the N2 between Kokstad and Mount Ayliff, the Wapadsberg and Lootsberg passes, and the R72 between Kenton on Sea and Alexandria have also been closed.

The N1 between Beaufort West and Richmond was closed for part of Monday.

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