PICS: Bus strike blockade causes Durban gridlock

2016-02-01 09:30
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Durban - An early-morning bus blockade in Durban caused major gridlock on many of the city’s main roadways on Monday, including the roads around the old airport, Durban International.

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Superintendent Sbonelo Mchunu of Durban's metro police said the city woke up to severe gridlock at three intersections in the city.

“The city is currently experiencing three blockages, one at all the Umlazi exits [near the N2]; one on the M4 near the old airport, and the third on the M25 north of Durban,” Mchunu told News24 on Monday.

“We have sent our members to clear traffic, especially in the Umlazi area which is suffering severe gridlock.”

The bus strike near the old airport is an ongoing dispute between the workers and the company that owns the busses, Mchunu added.

Traffic SA’s Rob Byrne tweeted on Monday: “Buses BLOCKING multiple routes across the city - expect delays.”

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