Bayhead traffic congestion cleared

Bayhead traffic congestion cleared

Transnet says congestion along routes in the vicinity of Bayhead, south of Durban, has been sorted out.

Bayhead truck chaos leaves motorists fuming
Robert Mckenzie

Traffic jams stretched for kilometres for days after a container truck overturned on Bayhead Road last week. 

Transnet says a network outage at a private bulk terminal extended the delays. 

Port of Durban General Manager, Moshe Motlohi says the backlog's been cleared thanks to - among other things - assistance from terminal operators who opened up their staging areas. 

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"As fate would have it, there was now an industrial relation activity within the same operation, where wage negotiations lead to some withdrawal of labour by a union that was in negotiations over wage issues that further made the situation worse.

"But I am grateful to the metro police and SAPS for the sterling work that they have done over the period," says Motlohi. 

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