Traffic to remain heavy until tomorrow, says Star traffic team


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  • Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

PETALING JAYA: The four-day long weekend in Selangor ends today but traffic is likely to return to normal only after tomorrow.

The Star Media Radio Group (SMRG) Traffic team observed that some holidayma­kers might have also taken tomorrow off and would be travelling home on Wednesday to avoid the rush.

“They know traffic is going to be bad, so they planned to delay their travel and not be caught in the stressful traffic situation.

“We’re expecting traffic to be busy until Wednesday,” said SMRG traffic team head Priscilla Patrick.

She said homeward bound traffic had started as of late afternoon yesterday with traffic crawl of about 6km to 10km between Perma­tang Pauh and Seberang Prai in the north and Senawang and Port Dickson in the south.

As for the Klang Valley, Priscilla said traffic was lighter because of the school holidays but she advised commuters to be mindful as it was a normal working day in Kuala Lumpur.

“People living in Selangor but working in KL will be on the road, so will those who are coming from Seremban,” she said.

Priscilla advised holiday commuters to start their journey at around 9am, especially those who are travelling from nearer places such as Seremban and Ipoh.

“You should only consider starting your journey earlier if you are travelling from further parts like Bukit Kayu Hitam or Johor Baru if you want to arrive before the evening rush hour,” she said, reminding road users to be cautious about the rain that could worsen traffic conditions.

Motorists can call the traffic hotline at 03-7725 1133 or follow SMRG on Twitter at @mytraffic to get the latest updates on the traffic situation.

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