Huge delays on N3 near Midmar expected as Eskom replaces stolen cables

2018-11-23 07:27
Backed up traffic on the N3 near Cedara. Some drivers tried to do U-turns on the highway to try find alternative routes. (File, Jonathan Burton, The Witness)

Backed up traffic on the N3 near Cedara. Some drivers tried to do U-turns on the highway to try find alternative routes. (File, Jonathan Burton, The Witness)

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It is "urgently required" to close the N3 Toll Route to all traffic near Midmar Dam (between the Howick/Midmar and Howick North/Tweedie interchange) in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday morning to allow Eskom to replace stolen overhead power conductors, the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) said in a statement on Friday.

This area has been without power since the theft.

"As all north- and southbound lanes will be closed, traffic congestion and delays can be expected between 08:00 and 10:00 [on Friday].

"The Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and Umngeni Municipal Traffic will manage traffic accommodation during the closure and N3TC’s Route Patrol Teams will be on standby to provide further assistance."

The N3TC said road users could obtain essential traffic information through the N3 Toll Concession 24-hour Helpline on 0800 N3 Help (0800 63 4357) or get real-time traffic updates by following N3TC on Twitter: @N3Route.

N3TC manages the N3 Toll Route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng.

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