[UPDATE] Huguenot Tunnel reopened after closure due to power failure

It's unclear what led to the power outage that left motorists searching for routes around the 3.9 kilometre structure.

FILE: A general view of the Huguenot Tunnel. Picture: @SANRAL_za/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Traffic officials have confirmed the Huguenot Tunnel near Worcester has been reopened.

The tunnel was closed earlier today due to a power failure.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says the tunnel was reopened in both directions at around 12:30pm on Saturday.

It's unclear what led to the outage that left motorists searching for routes around the 3.9 kilometre structure.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)