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Monday, July 15, 2024

N1 closed at Hex River Pass due to nitric acid spillage after truck crash

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The N1 is closed to traffic between Touwsriver and De Doorns following a truck crash resulting in a Nitric Acid spillage on the roadway.

The Fire Services of the Cape Winelands District (CWDM) and Breede Valley (BVM) Municipalities confirm to SA Trucker that good progress was made by crews during the night in containing the Nitric Acid spill caused by the overturned tanker.

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“The N1 between Touwsriver and De Doorns will remain closed until further notice,” noted CWDM.

“Teams will continue with salvage and clean-up operations, which are likely to take most of the day,”

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“The gas is currently being pumped from the overturned tanker into a fresh tanker to be removed from the scene so that operations can continue,” CWDM added.

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No loss of life or injuries were reported.

Currently on scene are CWDM Fire Services and Spilltech.

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