UPDATED | R72 closed between Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred

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The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has notified motorists that the R72 between Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred has been closed due to a truck that overturned early Friday morning, at about 6.40am. 

“Routine Road Maintenance and emergency services are on the scene. Alternative routes include the R67, R343, and the Sanlem Road.

The alternative route via Makhanda (Grahamstown) is the N2. 

Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, regional manager for Sanral Southern Region.

UPDATE: R72 - one lane now open

Sanral has now opened one lane and stop-and-go sections are in place on the R72 between Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred.

“Motorists are asked to be patient and obey the safety measures put in place. Alternative routes include the R67, R343, and the Sanlem Road. The alternative route via Makhanda (Grahamstown) is the N2,” said Mbulelo Peterson, regional manager for Sanral Southern Region.


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