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Traffic in major highways begin slowing down as millions head home for Christmas

Saturday, 24 December 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR: Highway authorities began recording spikes in traffic beginning yesterday afternoon, with some Malaysians taking a half-day off to return home for the weekend.

Traffic from Kuala Lumpur to Perak on the North-South (PLUS) Expressway began to slow at around noon, while several accidents in the northbound traffic were causing longer delays on the highway.

At 4pm, a PLUS spokesman said traffic was slow-moving due to accidents from Bandar Casia to Bukit Tambun, Slim River to Sungkai, Bidor to Sungkai and Bertam to Sungai Dua.

The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) reported that traffic was also moving slowly from the central region to Johor, with a major accident involving two trailers blocking the left lane of the highway from Simpang Renggam to Sedenak.

The East Coast expressway, Penang Bridge and Johor Causeway, however, remained clear at mid-day.

PLUS is expecting 1.6 million vehicles to be on the road come Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

It advised motorists to abide by its Travel Time Advisory (TTA) to avoid major congestions.

Traffic volume was expected to increase by at least 14% from 1.4 million to 1.6 million vehicles during this festive season.

Most of these vehicles will be leaving the Klang Valley for Kedah, Perlis, Penang, Perak, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Johor.

The public can obtain the latest traffic information and update via toll-free Plusline 1800-88-0000 and Twitter page at www.twitter.com/plustrafik or the LLM line 1800-88-7752 and the Twitter page at www.twitter.com/llminfotrafik.

Source by: Internet

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