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UPDATE: No imminent danger after oil spill in Ermelo

A company called Spilltech has been tasked with the cleanup.

UPDATE: December 20 – 21:01

According to a member of the Msukaligwa Fire and Rescue Services, there is no imminent danger to residents. However, role players are trying to minimize the spread of the oil to reduce the potential for accidents on the slippery surface.

Additionally, new information indicates that Spilltech, a company specializing in such cleanups, has been tasked with the cleanup.

A collision has also occurred after a driver lost control of their vehicle, veering over the sidewalk and colliding with a pole.

The vehicle that drove into a pole. Photo | Carissa Ferreira


Road closed in Ermelo after massive oil spillage

December 20 – 20:52

The Kerk and Voortrekker Intersection, located near McDonald’s, is temporarily closed due to an unexpected breakdown of an oil tanker.

According to reports, the tanker was transporting crude oil at the time of the incident.

Emergency response teams, including Msukaligwa Fire and Rescue Services, local towing services, and Msukaligwa Traffic officials, are currently on the scene to address the situation and manage potential hazards.

The relevant role-players are on the scene. Photo | Carissa Ferreira

In light of this incident, motorists are strongly advised to seek alternative routes.

The closure is expected to remain in effect until the necessary assessments and clean-up operations are completed.

Authorities are working diligently to resolve the situation, and updates will be provided to keep the community informed about the progress.

The tanker that has broken down at the intersection at McDonald’s Ermelo. Photo | Carissa Ferreira

Drive safely and consider alternative routes to minimize inconvenience during this temporary road closure.

This is a developing story.

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