The Durban traffic police cordoned off a part of the N3 highway after a cargo truck had allegedly been torched a short while ago near the Pavilion off-ramp.
At the moment of writing the Durban Fire Department were on scene trying to out out the fire.
Rescue Care Paramedics’ spokesperson Garrith Jamieson says they received a call at around 9:30am.
“Three lanes and the emergency lane are currently closed while emergency workers are busy on the scene. At this stage it appears there are no injuries,” Jamieson stated.
According to his statement the driver has escaped without being injured.
Rescue Care Paramedics’ spokesperson said that traffic was badly affected and urged motorists where possible to delay their trips or use alternate routes.
“It could take another hour or so for the clean-up operation,” said Jamieson.