Holiday traffic is starting to take to the roads with delays expected in some areas.
Holiday traffic is starting to take to the roads with delays expected in some areas. Adam Hourigan

Holiday traffic starting to back up

Motorists have started to experience heavy holiday traffic on the state's North Coast as they head home after the Easter long weekend

12.45PM: Northbound traffic is approaching nightmarish levels for motorists.

At Ewingsdale, traffic is queued 15km, adding about one hour and 15 minutes travel time.

Traffic at Woodburn is now queued 10km, adding about 35 minutes to the trip.

Motorists are advised to plan their trip, allow plenty of travel time, or consider delaying unnecessary travel.

11.30AM: Heavy traffic is continuing to build on the North Coast.

Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale is queued 6km, adding about 20 minutes travel time.

Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway at Woodburn is queued 4km adding about 10 minutes travel time.

EARLIER: Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale is queued 4.5km adding an extra 10 minutes travel time.

Holiday traffic is expected to develop throughout the day at various locations across the state including:

Southbound on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale, Woodburn, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Macksville, Heatherbrae and Hexham.

Southbound on the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3) between Beresfield and Wahronnga.

Eastbound on the Great Western Highway in the Blue Mountains.

Northbound on the Princes Highway at Batemans Bay, Ulladulla/Milton, Nowra, Berry, the Kiama Bends and Albion Park Rail.

Motorists are advised to plan their trip, allow plenty of additional travel time, take extra breaks and expect delays.

For the latest traffic information, visit http://www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.



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