Nitric acid spill on Western Cape N1 causes traffic delays

The N1 highway between Touwsriver and De Doorns in the Western Cape was closed on Friday morning around 7 pm, following a nitric acid spill caused by an overturned tanker.

Source: News24

The Cape Winelands District and Breede Valley municipalities' fire services were deployed on the scene overnight, attempting clean-up operations.

“The gas is being pumped from the overturned tanker into a fresh tanker to be removed from the scene so that operations can continue”, said CWDM's spokesperson Jo-Anne Otto.

She noted that there were no casualties or injuries reported.

Motorists were advised to take alternative routes.


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