Protesting Mzimhlophe residents have succeeded in closing the Soweto Highway with burning tyres.
It is still unclear what led to the protest but police are monitoring the situation.
Johannesburg Metro Police Department Wayne Minnaar said that it is unsafe for motorists to drive on the highway on Monday morning.
“Motorists are urged to use Klipspruit Valley Road or Elias Motsoaledi as alternative routes,” Minnaar said.
“There’s also tyres being burnt on top of the railway line above the bridge.”
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Train services between New Canada and Mzimhlophe have been suspended due to the protest .