Busy traffic conditions are expected on the N3 Toll Route today as the country’s Heritage Day long weekend starts. Motorists should be prepared for slow moving traffic, congestion and possible delays, especially during peak hours (between 12:00 and 18:00).

The current windy, dry and hot weather conditions being experienced along the route, increase the risk of runaway veld fires. Road users are requested to take extra care not to light fires in open areas and leave them unattended.

Please do not discard cigarette butts, or other rubbish (such a glass bottles) from your vehicle, as these can accidentally ignite fires, and quickly cause major destruction.

At this time of year, weather conditions can change rapidly.The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that severe weather conditions, including heavy rain and a drop in temperatures, may be experienced towards the end of the long weekend.

Always be prepared for any eventuality.

Keep sufficient emergency supplies in your vehicle, including warm clothes and blankets, water, food, medication, a cell phone, its charger and a torch.

N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) and its road safety partners are on  24/7 standby to assist road users experiencing any problems or emergencies along the route.

Contact the N3 Helpline on 0800 63 43 57 or message @N3Route on X (formerly Twitter) to report problems on the N3 Toll Route, or to obtain emergency assistance. Real-time, verified traffic updates are also available from this specialised road user support service.

N3TC wishes you a safe and pleasant road trip.


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