Road closure warning

Blasting is scheduled to take place on the R61 Section 8, between the Majola Tea turn off and Tombo at 3pm tomorrow, Thursday and Friday of this week.

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) warned travellers that the road will be closed approximately 49 km from Mthatha CBD or 35.5 km from Port St Johns, between 2.55pm to3.45pm.

“Residents are requested to vacate all houses near the blast area up to a radius of 500m by 2:45pm. Stop-and-go sections are planned for this section of the road and motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region regional manager.

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