TRAC personnel has moved burning tyres out of the way and the gorge is accessible, according to the latest traffic information.
After a meeting on August 9 when residents of Kanyamazane were told that their homes in the areas damaged by hail earlier this year, cannot be fixed as the provincial government has no money available, residents have now embarked on protests since early this morning.
Areas to protest are Kanyamazane, Thekwane South, Entokozweni.
No schools will be disturbed but transport for workers seems to be a problem.
The residents are demanding to see either Cyril Ramaphosa or DD Mabuza and senior management from Mbombela.