Cape Town - Road users were left fuming by the backed up traffic in Cape Town on Monday morning, with the gridlock appearing to be worse than usual.
Cape Town is the most congested city in the country, as most commuters use their private vehicles into the city centre.
A broken down bus along FW De Klerk Drive incoming caused major delays from the residential suburbs along the West Coast.
Bus Broken Down on FW de Klerk Blvd incoming before Lower Church St, centre lane obstructed, proceed with caution.— City of CT Alerts (@CityofCTAlerts) July 23, 2018
One lane was closed to traffic, causing major tailbacks and slow-moving traffic as bottlenecks occurred. Other motorists slowing down to catch a glimpse of the disruption as they drove by also added to the frustration.
M/V Broken Down on the N1 incoming after Durban Rd, far Left ramp lane from Durban Rd obstructed, proceed with caution.— City of CT Alerts (@CityofCTAlerts) July 23, 2018
"On FW De Klerk incoming just before Lower Church we have a bus broken down in the center lane could cause delays in traffic," the City of Cape Town's Richard Coleman said at around 5am on Monday morning.
The scene was eventually cleared almost three hours later.
Further down the N1 into town, there was another vehicle broken down, and while there were no lane closures, the stationary vehicle caused some delays.
A crash on the N2 outbound at Bhunga Avenue, Langa, also caused major delays. A stationary vehicle on the N2 inbound at the notorious Hospital Bend also caused major headaches for motorists travelling into the city.
On the N1, a stationary vehicle at Durban Road caused a tailback.
Faulty traffic lights, and crashes, particularly two separate incidents on Govan Mbeki and Bosmansdam, were the cause of further traffic problems.
Crash on Govan Mbeki Rd and Swartklip Rd, intersection obstructed, proceed with caution.— City of CT Alerts (@CityofCTAlerts) July 23, 2018