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15 August 2011

Van Reenens Pass closed due to heavy snowfall

Update 13h34: RT @TrafficSA: - N3 Route (Update), road RE-OPENED between Johannesburg and Durban - snow cleared at Van Reenen's - Pass is OPEN

The Van Reenens Pass is once again closed as a result of heavy snowfall.  It has been reported that EMS and Disaster Management has deployed teams to assist trapped motorists. Ten heavy duty vehicles and 15 motors are trapped on the N3 between Tugela Toll Gate and the Van Reenens Pass near Harrismith.  A HAMNET Severe Weather Net  has been activated on 7.110 Mhz in the event that emergency radio communications is needed.  Snowfall of up to 1 meter has been reported in places in the Drakensberg and Lesotho areas.