KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow was reported to be smooth on several major roads and highways to the north, south and east of the city as of 10 am today.
A spokesman of the Plus Expressways Sdn Bhd traffic control centre said traffic was smooth heading north, including along the Slim River-Sungkai and Tapah-Gopeng stretches of the North-South Expressway.
The latest visuals on stretches of the major highways provided by the www.jalanow.com website shows a long line of vehicles at Km324.4 and Km333.6 of the expressway near Tapah.
The weather is reported to be fine.
A spokesman of the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) said traffic to the east coast was under control and the flow was smooth.
"No accidents were reported as of now (10 am)," he added.
The public can obtain the latest information on the traffic situation via the toll-free Plusline at 1800-88-0000 and the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/plustrafik or LLM line at 1800-88-7752 and the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/llminfotrafik.
In a related development, the Public Works Department (JKR) has proposed two alternative routes motorists heading to the east coast can use that bypass the congested Seremban-Kuala Pilah stretch.
Deputy director-general of works (infrastructure sector) Datuk Dr Roslan Md Taha said motorists from Nilai heading to Karak, Bandar Muadzam Shah and Temerloh were advised to go via Mantin, Lenggeng, Kuala Klawang, Simpang Pertang and Bandar Sri Jempol.
Motorists from Pedas heading to the east coast could go via Rembau, Kg Batu, Dangi, Bahau, Batu Kikir and Simpang Pertang, he told reporters.
"These alternative routes can help the motorists shorten their journey by between 10 and 14 kilometres," he said, adding that temporary signboards had been put up to indicate the alternative routes.
Dr Roslan also said that the Negri Sembilan JKR had undertaken additional maintenance work at identified accident-prone blackspots along all federal and state roads in the state in view of the Aidilfitri "balik kampung" rush.