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Damaged Port St Johns access road closed to heavy vehicles

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TWO sections of the R61 used to access Port St Johns, were partially washed away after heavy rainfall, and are being operated as single lanes for vehicles and closed for heavy vehicles, the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has warned.

The two sections are Section 8, km 57.6 near Ntsimbini Village, and R61 Section 8X, km 4.0 about 800m from Isinuka junction between Libode and Port St Johns.

Speed reductions are in effect. For safety reasons, the R61 has been reduced to a single lane with stop-and-go controls for light vehicles only at both positions. No vehicles above 8 tons will be allowed through these traffic control points.

The stop-and-go sections are between Dangwana and Ntsimbini villages, 21km from St Barnabus Hospital and 21km from Port St Johns, and the second stop-and-go section is close to the Isinuka Hot Springs turnoff, 8.5km outside of Port St Johns shown with red dots on the map below.

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