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N3 Toll: Van Reenen Pass Closed After Three Trucks Torched

While it is unknown what inspired the arson attack on the heavy-duty vehicles, officials believe it may have something to do with local protests.

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N3 Toll: Van Reenen Pass Closed After Three Trucks Torched

Travelers going on the N3 from Durban to Johannesburg may expect lengthy delays after six trucks were set alight early Sunday morning.

According to South African Police Services, a gang of armed men ordered six truck drivers to pull over on the Van Reenens Pass.

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There have been no reported injuries. Detectives from Van Reenen are looking into a case of malicious property damage.

A strong police contingent, including the Public Order Police Unit, is on the scene to monitor the situation.

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While it is unknown what inspired the arson attack on the heavy-duty vehicles, officials believe it may have something to do with local protests.

“The N3 Toll Route is currently closed in the area. Northbound traffic heading to Johannesburg is being stopped at Tugela Plaza, while southbound traffic heading to Durban is stacked at the top of Van Reenen Pass,” explained N3 Toll Concession operations manager Thania Dhoogra.

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“All authorities and emergency services are on scene. They have secured the area, and the fires have been doused. The clean-up and recovery operations are underway. Every effort is being made to reopen the N3 Toll Route as soon as it is safe.”

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SAhttps://new.surgezirc.co.za
Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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