Cape Town – Trucks have offloaded sand on the M9 between the N2 and Baden Powell Road, Western Cape traffic officials said on Monday.
Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said a truck was impounded for blocking the N2 from Somerset West to Cape Town during a nationwide truck drivers' strike, the SABC reported. The truck was taken to a storage facility in Ndabeni.
Africa said a number of freeways that were closed from early Monday morning due to the protest have been reopened.
The N2 and N7 have been affected, including a number of passes, with Africa asking motorists to use alternative routes. The Stellenbosch Arterial has also been affected by a truck blocking traffic on Saxdown Road.
However, the City of Cape Town said the N2 has been reopened at the Mew Way off-ramp near Khayelitsha and Baden Powell on-ramp following an earlier protest by truck drivers. The N2 outbound at Spine Road was also reopened after being blocked by a truck.