Protestors have blocked the N3 Toll Route in both directions at Van Reenens Pass between Harrismith and the Tugela Toll Plaza / Ladysmith.
Law enforcement and emergency services have been deployed to the area, but at this stage there is no indication when the road will be re-opened.
Motorists are advised to avoid travel to this area.
Should it be essential to depart whilst the situation is not yet resolved, the following routes can be considered as alternatives:
R74 – via Oliviershoek Pass
R34/N11 – Vrede/New Castle/Ladysmith
R23 – via Heidelberg/Standerton/Volksrust/Ladysmith
Obtain essential traffic information in advance of departure.
N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), the company managing the N3 Toll Route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng, requests all travellers to obtain verified real-time traffic updates by contacting the 24-hour N3 Route Helpline on 0800 63 4357; or get traffic updates an Twitter: @N3Route. Any other problems or emergencies on the N3 Toll Route can also be reported to this number or via Twitter.