General News of 2014-07-13

Heavy traffic builds up on N1 highway after trailer topples

A trailer carrying two containers has toppled on the N1 highway Sunday, causing heavy traffic.
Authorities are yet to move the trailer and heavy containers from the road.
The driver of the trailer has since absconded.
It is unclear what caused the trailer to topple over, but eyewitnesses suspect the heavy weights of the two containers may have tipped it over at a curve.
The overturned trailer and the two containers that fell from it have blocked the Lapaz-bound section of the dual carriage freeway, creating heavy traffic.
Some commercial drivers who were traveling on the road told Joy News they have been sitting in traffic for over 30 minutes, but personnel from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) are trying to ease the traffic.