Durban port gridlocked after heavy winds

Congested Bayhead Area leading to the Durban Container Terminal. Source: TrafficSA via Twitter

The Bayhead area between South Coast Road and the Durban container terminal in KwaZulu-Natal has come to a standstill following heavy winds experienced at Pier 1 on Monday night.

Social media reports suggest that trucks are blocking both entrance and exit lanes.

In addition, traffic updates have reported a collision and a broken down truck along the route. 

The South Africa Weather Service has issued a warning of strong winds with speeds of up to 55-60 kilometres per hour along the Durban coastline.

Police were on the scene to divert and control traffic in an effort to ease the backlog, said Durban Metro Police.



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