N4 closed near Machadodorp, explosives truck involved in accident

The road was still closed on Wednesday morning and it was unclear when the highway would be reopened.

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The N4 near Machadodorp was closed on Tuesday following an accident involving a truck carrying explosives.

On Wednesday morning, TRAC confirmed that the road was still closed.

“As a result (of the accident), a total road closure is required to make the scene safe.

“The relevant authorities are dealing with the matter according to the required safety protocols.”

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The time before reopening the N4 is yet to be determined and TRAC advised that traffic using the N4 between Mbombela and Belfast use alternative routes, either via Lydenburg or Barberton.

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TRAC said it would provide updates regarding the situation as more clarity on the estimated time to clear the scene becomes available.

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