UPDATE: N1 and Huguenot Tunnel closures due to mudslides
Western Cape, 16 June 2023 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) would like to update road users on the N1 and Huguenot Tunnel closures that were caused by adverse weather conditions that resulted in mudslides and rockfalls.
The Huguenot Tunnel remains open for all vehicle classes from Cape Town to Worcester.
Class 1 (light) motor vehicles may now proceed through the tunnel, from Worcester to Cape Town, but heavy vehicles are not yet accommodated as the truck check lanes are still covered in mud, with big rocks still blocking the R101.
Du Toitskloof Pass remains affected with rock- and mudslides and Provincial Traffic is on hand to divert traffic elsewhere.
“All emergency services have been activated to clear the road, in order to fully re-open the tunnel to all vehicle classes. We appeal for patience and vigilance during these adverse weather conditions, with strict adherence to speed restrictions,” said Mike Vinello-Lippert, SANRAL Project Manager.
Furthermore, the N1 at De Wet, just after Worcester in the direction of De Doorns has since been opened in both directions but trucks are still being diverted via the R43, through Ceres. Provincial Traffic is on hand.
Before travelling, please ensure that the route is open to traffic and allow additional traveling time due to the current adverse weather conditions, which may affect several alternative routes.