Traffic building up on highways to Klang Valley

By THE STAR | 21 July 2015

PETALING JAYA: Gridlocks are slowly building on major highways converging on the Klang Valley, with the situation expected to worsen as more motorists start their journey back after lunch.

The Star Radio Group’s traffic announcer Priscilla Patrick said the longest crawl (23km) was on the Karak Highway from Bentong and Bukit Tinggi until Genting Sempah.

Traffic was also building in the northern region in Prai, Taiping, Changkat Jering and Gopeng.

Patrick said the longest crawl (20km) along the North-South Highway was from Tapah, Bidor and Sungkai.

In the southern region, gridlocks were building along Pedas Linggi to Sembawang, she added.

"Traffic from other states into the Klang Valley is expected to be heavy until 8pm," said Patrick.

However, she pointed out that now was a good time for those travelling to destinations down south to start their journeys to places such such as Johor Baru.

Patrick said those making their way north may encounter a short crawl along the Pedas Linggi- Sembawag stretch.

Star Radio Group, in collaboration with the police air wing, will be bringing listeners eye-in-the-sky traffic reports for the exodus back Tuesday.

Patrick will be on board a police helicopter from 3pm.

She also urged motorists planning to return ahead on the reopening of schools tomorrow, after the Hari Raya holidays, to call the Star Radio Group hotline for personalised traffic updates.

"We have access to traffic conditions on all major roads and we can advise motorists on when to start their travel or on alternative routes to take to avoid jams," she said.

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