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Video: N1 closed for hours after LP Gas tanker overturns crashing into cars

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Johannesburg – The N1 highway was closed for several hours on Friday afternoon at the Buccleuch interchange after a tanker loaded with LP Gas overturned crashing into two cars.

Two people were injured and taken to hospital when the truck collided with two vehicles.

The JMPD said other major routes had to be closed due to potential danger posed by the highly flammable gas.

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Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said: “The N1 South is also blocked off at New Road out of fear that the tanker could explode, which may place lives at risk. Motorists now have to drive up Allandale Road and exist at Kyalami main road or use the old Pretoria Road.”

Motorist were stuck for more than 5 hours.

“I’m about 100 metres from the New Road offramp and I’ve moved 200 metres in the last hour It’s absolute chaos and we don’t know what time people are going to get home, if people can avoid the highway, they must do so.”

The recovery of the tanker was done around 20h00. Watch the video below:

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