Cooking oil spill creates slippery road on R56


Cooking oil spill creates slippery road on R56

Eastern Cape, 6 April 2023: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) wishes to advise travellers that the R56 between Mt Fletcher and Matatiele is slippery. A truck lost its cargo of cooking oil which was spilled along the road.

“The clean-up operation by a hazardous material team was completed this week after the incident, but the road still needs to be treated with caution when driving through that area,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager.

SANRAL’s routine road maintenance team has advised that the road could still be slippery, especially if rain is experienced in that area.

“Motorists are requested to reduce speed and travel with caution on the road,” said Peterson.