THIRTEEN cars, including a truck, were involved in a multiple-car crash on the N1 inbound outside Cape Town.
Traffic spokesman Kevin Jacobs said it was still impossible to determine the extent of injuries or possible fatalities.
The crash was said to have happened just before the Plattekloof off-ramp on the highway.
The N1, that had previously been closed, had reopened, with traffic officials diverting peak-hour traffic around the chaos at a very slow pace.
Motorists have been asked to use alternatively routes into the Mother City.