The mess has not been cleared as at 7 am Tuesday.
A lorry ferrying LPG gas collided with another one which was carrying a 40 feet container at Chyulu Hills area causing fire from the leaking gas tank. The situation had not been addressed by 7am Tuesday morning.
At least three people were injured. The accident, which occurred at about 2AM, blocked both lanes of the road. Police moved to the scene and stopped motorists from using the section.
This caused a huge traffic jam even as emergency service providers fought to contain the incident.
Police warned of traffic snarl up on the highway but more personnel was sent to the area to address the mess.
Motorists from Nairobi heading to Mombasa should divert at Emali and take the Loitoktok- Taveta Road then head to Voi.
Those traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi to divert at Voi and take Taveta- Loitoktok- Emali Road to Nairobi. More emergency services have been deployed on the road.\