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Easter traffic expected to start peaking on SA roads

Traffic volumes are expected to start rising along all major freeways from today as holidaymakers begin to travel for the Easter long weekend.

Picture: @EWNTraffic.

JOHANNESBURG – Traffic volumes are expected to peak on major freeways around the country on Thursday afternoon as holidaymakers travel to their various destinations for the Easter long weekend.

Many commuters who usually travel by bus during this time of the year have arranged for alternative transport as the bus sector is affected by a strike.

It's unclear when the strike, which has entered its second day, will come to an end.

Toll concession TRAC N4 says about 500 vehicles per hour have been using the route between Tshwane and Mozambique since Thursday morning.

Spokesperson Solange Soeres-Nicholson says traffic is expected to peak until 6pm.

“Morning traffic was slow but as the day goes on we can see an increase.”

In Kwazulu -Natal the N3 has been busy, with over 1,000 cars passing on the route.

TRAC N3's Con Roux says emergency and law enforcement authorities are visible.

“Everybody is on full alert to ensure that we do our very best to make sure motorists have a safe trip.”

The Limpopo Traffic Department says thousands of Zion Christian Church members are already making their way to the province ahead of the Moria service despite the bus strike.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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