Crash closes Cape Town highway

2011-05-27 15:24

Cape Town - All lanes on the N2 incoming outside Cape Town were closed on Friday after a truck overturned, EWN reported.

Just after 15:00 the lanes were re-opened although the traffic was still moving slowly, according to a tweet from @CapeTownFreeway.

City traffic spokesperson Merle Lourens was quoted as saying: “We are asking people just to be careful in that area. We’ve got the entire N2, all four lanes closed.”

Lourens added that traffic was backing up as far as the Duinefontein off-ramp earlier.

  • Audacious - 2011-05-27 15:54

    SO glad I dont wrok in Cape Town any longer.

      Dirk - 2011-05-27 16:27

      Where do you "WROK" now????

      Mr D - 2011-05-27 17:36

      Come over to the City Hotel and we can WROK the girls

      Mabhulwana - 2011-05-27 20:49

      I wrok in Fish Hoek!

      Raymond - 2011-05-27 21:14

      Seen that you are no longer in Cape Town,I take it that you don't wrok at all now.Rather stay with 'Rock 'n Roll'.

  • Francois - 2011-05-27 16:09

    So glad I still work in Cape Town. Now I can go for a beer at the pub before heading out...

      LBS - 2011-05-27 17:10

      Only one now! Keep one for later... :-)

  • Dirk - 2011-05-27 16:26

    So glad I live in Cape-Town and not anywhere else in S.A....

      DeonL - 2011-05-27 16:33

      Me too.

      LBS - 2011-05-27 17:08

      And me tooooo !

      Reppie - 2011-05-27 17:24

      Seems only you three happy about that... rest is probably stuck on the N2 at the moment. :P

      The Colonel - 2011-05-28 09:36

      Dittoooooo !!!

  • Rastus - 2011-05-27 16:43

    Raddy mountain goats!

      LBS - 2011-05-27 17:08


      JohannV - 2011-05-27 17:19

      Jealousy makes you anti-goat...

      tryanything - 2011-05-27 18:42


  • BluffBoy - 2011-05-27 18:13

    Lived in Cape-Town for 8 years. Beautiful place, but you can keep it. Traffic is a nightmare.

      Raymond - 2011-05-27 21:08

      BREAKING NEWS-In all other cities in South Afica,the traffic at peak hours is FREE flowing,no traffic hold ups whatsoever,you get into your car and you drive straight to work,quick quick!!!!WOW.This is very strange to me,as I travel and I can't tell any difference.Tell me which major City in the World does'nt have a traffic congestion problem.Maybe you came to Cape Town from a place like Springbok,where you can walk to work.

  • Orca - 2011-05-28 11:24

    I'm not surprised at the mayhem. I spent three weeks in CT recently and found Cape Town driving nothing short of insane. Give me Sydney any day.

      Clive - 2011-05-28 13:38

      Too right, Bruce!

  • Clive - 2011-05-28 11:56

    Trucks cause a disproportionately high number of accidents on our roads, so the first step is to reduce their numbers. But this is not going to happen while Transnet is such a shambles, so the next step is proper training, followed by strict enforcement of the law. Look around you when the weather dictates that headlights (note: HEADlights) should be switched on, and you will see that the "professional" drivers are the worst offenders: heavy trucks, delivery vehicles, couriers, buses and, of course, taxis. A municipal garbage removal truck involved in a fatal accident recently reportedly did not have headlights on in thick mist and probably before the sun was up anyway. Common sense, you might say, but clearly this commodity is sadly lacking among drivers, and I don't only mean "professional" drivers. I appeal to any entity employing drivers to ensure that proper training AND MONITORING takes place.

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