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WC traffic officials brace for increase in traffic volumes

Officers have been deployed to all major routes across the province this holiday season.

FILE: Western Cape traffic officials are expecting a dramatic increase in traffic volumes as scores of motorists take to the long road. Picture: stock.xchng.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape traffic service says it expects a dramatic increase in traffic volumes on Friday afternoon as scores of motorists take to the long road.

Officers have been deployed to all major routes across the province this holiday season.

At least 90 people have died on Western Cape roads since the start of the festive season.

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa says despite an 11% decrease compared to the same period last year, the figure remains alarmingly high.

“We’re expecting high volumes of traffic that will be leaving Cape Town anytime from 2pm on Friday afternoon till 6pm at night. Especially the N2 from Cape Town over Sir Lowry’s Pass to the coastal towns and Somerset West.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)