Update: Kenneth Kaunda reopened

Firemen placed sand over the substance. Photo: Pierce van Heerden

Kenneth Kaunda Road has been reopened after it had been closed off by traffic officials earlier this afternoon. A suspected oil spill prompted officials to temporarily close traffic in the street while the issue was being addressed.

This comes after a complaint had been reported by residents that an oily substance was on the surface of the busy road.

Traffic officials as well as Mangaung Fire and Rescue were on the scene to redirect traffic. Firemen placed sand over the substance, which spanned the distance of about six houses.– Nomaqhawe Mtebele