Johannesburg motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution on the roads on Wednesday morning due to service delivery protests in several areas.

Areas affected include Eldorado Park, Diepkloof, Pimville, Meadowlands, Freedom Park and Bram Fisherville.

It’s understood that the protests are against pre-paid electricity in the Soweto area.

Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar, “The N12 was obstructed with burning tyres earlier as well as stone throwing at N1 Grasmere, however, more officers have been sent there so the situation is under control and the traffic is flowing. Pimville is still obstructed with burning tires. Klipspruit valley road at N17 has been cleared so there the traffic is moving again as more officers have been deployed to the problematic areas.”