Voters leave early for hometowns

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  • Wednesday, 09 May 2018

On the road: Voters heading to the east coast caught in a traffic jam at the Gombak-Karak Highway.

PETALING JAYA: Voters started leaving the Klang Valley early to cast their ballots in their hometowns today.

Sporadic traffic congestion was reported along the North-South Expressway, Kuala Lumpur-Karak and Gua Musang highways, while traffic within the city was lighter than usual.

The Malaysian Highway Authority reported on Twitter that the biggest crawl could be seen on the Karak highway as voters headed towards the north and east of the peninsula.

Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforce­ment Department chief Supt Azman Shari’at, however, said traffic in the state was still normal.

“We are still monitoring the situation,” he said when contacted.

He also advised those travelling back to vote to be careful and courteous on the road.

“Follow the speed limit and don’t be in a rush,” he said, adding that carpooling was also recommended.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya also said traffic was smooth throughout the city, with many driving back to vote.

“I hope everyone drives carefully and gets to their destination safely,” he said.

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