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26 July 2011

N3 highway closed due to snow

Johannesburg - The N3 highway between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has been closed right across the Free State due to icy weather, the SABC reported on Tuesday morning.

The highway was closed from the Wilge Toll Plaza near Villiers in the Free State to the Tugela toll plaza in KwaZulu-Natal.

Motorists were warned to suspend their travels until conditions improved, the broadcaster reported.

Traffic is already backed up at the Villiers Toll Plaza as snow continues to fall in the area, according to Eyewitness News.

Trucks have jack-knifed in places as a result of the road conditions, and the reopening of the highway will be entirely dependent on the weather, the N3 Toll Concession said.

The cold weather is expected to remain until Wednesday.

- SAPA/News24