Motorists urged to avoid N3 highway because of high traffic from Durban July

Authorities are advising motorists to avoid the highway as between 1 000 and 1 500 vehicles are set to pass through that stretch of road per hour at De Hoek toll plaza.

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Gauteng traffic police are warning that high traffic volumes are expected on the N3 highway from KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday afternoon, as Durban July attendees make their way back into Gauteng.

Authorities are advising motorists to avoid the highway as between 1 000 and 1 500 vehicles are set to pass through that stretch of road per hour at De Hoek Toll Plaza in Heidelberg.

On Saturday, the much-anticipated horse racing event which marked 125 years since it started - saw thousands gather in Durban for the event which had not taken place for the last two years because of COVID-19.

Traffic police spokesperson, Obed Sibasa said no incidents had been reported by Sunday midday, however, people are expected to make their back to Gauteng from late Sunday afternoon.