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N3 Closed Following Fiery Crash between Lynnfield Park and Umlaas Road

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Traffic is at a standstill on the N3 on both directions at Ashburton after a paraffin tanker truck collised with another truck and caught fire blocking both carriageways in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport cautioned motorists to delay their travel arrangements following the closure of the N3 freeway.

There is currently a huge congestion in all routes between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

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N3 Closed Following Fiery Crash between Lynnfield Park and Umlaas Road

The congestion has now spilled over to alternative routes such as R103 and R603.

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N3 Closed Following Fiery Crash between Lynnfield Park and Umlaas Road

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Currently, clean up teams are mopping up the scene which is estimated to take hours.

Motorists are urged to use alternative routes such as R103 and R603, however they are cautioned of heavy congestion on those roads due to road works.

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