The N1 highway was closed to motorists after a truck overturned.
The N1 highway was closed to motorists on Monday morning after a truck overturned, leading to significant traffic delays.
The truck, which was lying on its side, reportedly after hitting a barrier, was blocking all lanes on the outbound section of the highway after the Plattekloof offramp.
Western Cape Department of Infrastructure spokesperson Jandre Bakker confirmed that the truck had crashed through the median barrier and overturned.
Videos and images circulating on social media showed the truck on its left side, with the cab and part of the trailer on the embankment next to the road.
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The road was strewn with debris and inbound traffic had slowed to a crawl due to rubbernecking.
The truck crashed through the median barrier and overturned.
The truck blocked all lanes on the outbound section of the highway after the Plattekloof offramp.
City of Cape Town Traffic Services spokesperson Kevin Jacobs said: “Cape Town traffic officers are attending to a truck that has overturned on the N1 outbound at Plattekloof Road.
“Traffic on the N1 outbound is being diverted over the Plattekloof road offramp, back onto N1 outbound. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.”
News24 was unable to confirm whether there had been any injuries at the time of publication.
This is a developing story.
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