The N3 Toll Concession is reporting high traffic volumes as holiday makers make their way out of KwaZulu-Natal.
This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Monday night that the COVID-19 lockdown are tightened from level 1 to adjusted level 3.
In the video below, President Ramaphosa addresses the nation:
The restrictions include the closure of beaches in the country and the closure of liquor stores.
The N3 Toll Concession says it is out of the ordinary for holiday-goers to return home before New Year.
Operations Manager at the N3 Toll Concession, Thania Dhoogra says they are expecting traffic to increase during the day.
“Traffic volumes have begun increasing in the northbound direction heading back to Johannesburg and we expect this to continue throughout the course of Tuesday, heading into the New Year in particular with the President’s announcement on Monday night of South Africa moving back to alert level 3. In the past hour between 7 and 8am, we recorded an average of 800 vehicles per hour traveling northbound through the Mooi River Toll Plaza,” explains Dhoogra.
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