A cash in transit heist on the N3 south at the Marlboro off-ramp in Sandton, Johannesburg, has caused major traffic disruptions. The robbery happened near London road.

It is believed the cash van was bombed.

Traffic on the N3 south was badly affected on Friday night says Joburg Metro Police spokesperson Wayne Minaar.

Meanwhile, toll authorities say traffic volumes are expected to increase on Saturday on the N3 at the De Hoek Toll plaza in Heidelberg as people return home from the coast after a long weekend break.

The N3 Toll Concession’s Commercial Manager, Con Roux, says they anticipate traffic volumes reaching around 2500 vehicles passing through the toll per hour.

“The last day of a long weekend we’re expecting extremely heavy traffic. The reason for that, is because of the heavy traffic coming down to KwaZulu-Natal on both Wednesday and Thursday, that we’re expecting to be concentrated into a single rush of traffic, and in particular, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon started at around midday. We’re expecting traffic volumes approaching two-and-a-half thousand vehicles an hour through Mooi River.”