N3 near Montrose closed after fatal crash

N3 near Montrose closed after fatal crash

More details have come through on that serious accident on the N3 near Montrose, just across the KwaZuluNatal border in the Free State. 

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Three people lost their lives in the collision.  


Reports from the scene suggest three trucks collided just before 5am this morning.  


Netcare911 says one person was also critically hurt.  


The N3 Toll Concession the company that manages the busy route between Cedara in the KZN Midlands and Heidelberg in Gauteng says the accident has forced the full closure of the highway in both directions.  


Spokesperson Andy Visser has urged motorists to delay their trips for several-hours.


''Currently we are looking at a 4km backlog of traffic heading up KZN into that area and really we are advising motorists to rather delay their departures with about 3-5 hours.


''There is spillage in that area which requires clean up,'' she said.


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