A tanker conveying diesel caused a roadblock after it stumbled in Germiston.
The fuel tanker, which was conveying 30,000 litres of diesel, was reported to have stumbled in the industrial area of Wadeville in Germiston on Friday morning.
Motorists have been advised to stay off the intersection of Dekema and Osborn roads in Wadeville, Germiston.
According to William Ntladi, a spokeswoman for Ekurhuleni disaster and emergency management services, emergency services are on the scene and both roads have been closed to motorists as a precautionary measure.
“The situation remains dangerous.” We managed to contain the leak. The diesel tanker was carrying 30,000 litres at the time of the crash. It has a 40,000-liter capacity. The tanker was destined for Alberton from Springs. There are no casualties. “The driver was alone at the time of the crash.”
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William also added that the cause of the crash is being investigated and that community members who rushed to the scene to fill buckets with fuel have been dispersed.
“We have stopped everyone at the scene who was trying to get diesel.” “The situation is under control.”
He urged motorists heading into the Wadeville industrial area to take alternative routes.
“The intersection is going to be closed for some time to allow rehabilitation and recovery of the tanker.”