As the clean up operation occurs at the site of Wednesday’s earlier truck crash and fire on Van Reenen’s Pass.

Traffic is being accommodated contraflow on the southbound section of the N3 Toll Route, while the northbound lanes on the Pass remain closed, reports the N3 Toll Concession. The highway was closed in both directions earlier.

However, two northbound lanes at Tugela Plaza and the Tugela East Ramp Plaza will soon be re-opened as the original traffic backlog is starting to clear.

N3TC advises road users to remain aware of slow moving traffic and wet weather conditions, and to be extra cautious in the area.

Road users planning to travel in the region are advised to obtained real-time traffic information and status updates via N3TC’s 24-hour helpline: 0800 63 4357 or by following N3TC on Twitter: @N3Route.

“We thank our road users for their patience and understanding, and extend our appreciation to all emergency services on scene for their excellent support and diligence,” says N3TC’s operations manager, Thania Dhoogra.