STOP-AND-GO systems were implemented on the N14 national road between Kuruman in the Northern Cape and Vryburg in the North West after heavy rains flooded that road and collapsed a culvert.
The South African National Road Agency (Sanral) said heavy rain damaged to the road and advised motorists to avoid using this section of the N14.
”As a result of the heavy rains, the roadway had been flooded and a culvert collapsed. Stop-and-go systems are used to accommodate traffic in one lane, but the road’s condition is very bad. Road users are advised to avoid the road as far as possible,” Sanral said.
It said engineers will be assessing the damage after which repairs will commence.
“Road users travelling between Kimberley and Upington are advised to avoid the N14, N8 and R31 and rather use the N12 from Kimberley liking up with the N10 just before Britstown then travel via the N10 to Upington.
“The Road Incident Management System (RIMS) has been activated and all emergency services, such as the police and provincial traffic, have been mobilised to assist with road safety operations,” the agency added.