A number of roads have been closed during the week in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) as bridges collapsed and some were washed away by the heavy rain.
As many are travelling to the province for the Easter weekend, there are the roads you should avoid at all cost.
ROADS TO AVOID IN IN KZN
- Bay Head is completely closed as it has collapsed as a strategic route for the movement of cargo coming in and out of the province.
Its closure is expected to have a severe impact on the economic activities of the province and country. Trucks are unable to access container terminals.
- M7 which is the route used by trucks from Bay head is also experiencing some failure so there is currently mop up work to clear the debris.
- N2 North Coast at Umhlali Bridge the Northbound is closed and traffic diverted to the South Bound as the bridge has shifted.
The current congestion is making the movement difficult especially between Durban/KwaDukuza to areas of Northern Coast (Empangeni to Zululand)
- N2 South Coast at Umgababa, the Northbound is closed and traffic is diverted to South Bound (traffic diverted to R103). There are huge traffic congestions.
- N2 South Coast at Umkomaas, the Southbound is closed and the traffic diverted to North Bound on contraflow.
- N2 South Coast near Adams onramp, Northbound, slow lane closed due to sinkhole.
- N2 Isibaya (one lane is closed expect traffic congestion) this might affect those travelling in and out of the airport in particular those coming for leisure in KZN.
- N3 to Durban Two lanes closed at Camperdown for clean up.
- Delays continue N3 at Mariannhill Toll Plaza and M1 Richmond Road.
Zikalala said priority is also being given to township roads where the entry and exit point have been cut off due to roads and bridges being severely damaged.
Road has collapsed at the Umlazi split between M1 Higginson Highway and the Umlazi Split.
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