Today's Big Stories

EcoMobility restrictions lifted following bridge collapse

In a horrific incident yesterday afternoon, the scaffolding of a pedestrian bridge under construction over the M1 highway by Sandton collapsed, killing two people and injuring more than 20.

702's John Robbie spoke to Operations Manager Mobility and Freight, Sipho Nhlapo, who said that the EcoMobility Festival has not suspended, barriers have been lifted to ease traffic. He encourages people to make use of free Putco, Metrobuses, Gautrain buses today.

Listen to the conversation below:

The M1 highway is currently closed in both directions. Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson spoke to John Robbie this morning, saying that he expects that the bridge should be cleared and highway re-opened by rush-hour traffic this afternoon.

Babarba Jansen also spoke to John Robbie, saying that Gautrain has come on board to try and ease congestion. Park and rides and Gautrain buses are free of charge today.

Listen to the conversation below:

The municipality has also partnered with the likes of Uber and Putco to offer free services to commuters in certain parts of Johannesburg.

For traffic information or to send information call: 083 913 7483 /011 506 3350 or follow @ewntraffic on Twitter.


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