Traffic is being diverted from the Nottingham Road exit onto the R103 in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands after a heavy motor vehicle containing sulfuric acid overturned on Wednesday.
TimeLIVE understands a cleaning crew is sealing was pulled off the road to stem the spill.
Thania Dhoogra, operations manager of the N3 Toll Concession, said: “According to the information we have, only heavy motor vehicles are stacked. A team tries to contain the extent of the spill. Lanes will be opened when deemed safe.”
She couldn’t be tempted to give a time frame.
“That largely depends on how long the team has needs. That includes salvaging the tanker,” said Dhoogra.
Groundwork SA’s campaign coordinator, Rico Euripidou, said sulfuric acid is highly dangerous, especially for water bodies.
“It is is also considered a human health hazard and I assume responders wear hazmat suits,” he said.
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