A side tipper truck lost control and collided with live electrical pylons on the R542 road, resulting in a major road closure between Witbank (Emalahleni) and Hendrina.
The incident, which occurred earlier today, has created a hazardous situation with powerlines scattered across the road.
Local authorities and emergency services responded swiftly to the scene of the accident.
The collision caused significant damage to the electrical infrastructure, and live wires now pose a serious threat to anyone in the vicinity.
As a result, the R542 road had to be closed to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.
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Motorists travelling between Emalahleni and Hendrina are strongly advised to seek alternative routes to reach their destinations, as the affected area remains dangerous.
Authorities are working diligently to assess the damage and restore power to the region.
The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, and further details about potential injuries or casualties have not been released at this time.
However, local authorities are urging caution and patience from commuters as they work to resolve the situation and reopen the road.
Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and follow detour instructions until the road is deemed safe for travel.
The road R542 *HENDRINA/ VANDYKSDRIFT* road will remain closed till further notice. Due to an accident earlier where live electrical cables are lying. pic.twitter.com/fYOwJ1KVgp
— Road Angels Traffic Information (@Road_Angels_SA) November 3, 2023