Mar 22, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Traffic on N1 into Cape Town down to a trickle after 13 vehicle pile-up

Thousands of commuters using the N1 to get to Cape Town faced a pre-dawn nightmare on Friday morning after a truck jack-knifed, causing a rear-end collision involving 13 vehicles.

During emergency services were present to injured motorists, traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident via the Plattekloof Road exit.

The City of Cape Town Transport Authority initially advised that the N1 was closed.

Twenty minutes The detour was later put in place, and a traffic spokesman said: “The N1 is open and traffic is pouring past the scene. Motorists are advised to use Frans Conradie and Voortrekker streets as alternative routes.”

The spokesman said the number of injuries is not yet clear.

“This is a dynamic scene. The city’s entire emergency services are on site,” he said.

At 10:30 the transport authority said the N1 was fully open again.

Another accident early in the morning Tomorrow two lanes of the N2 will be closed towards the exit between Robert Sobukwe and Airport Approach Roads.

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