Heavy traffic expected on major highways today

The Malaysian Highway Authority warns drivers to expect long delays if they plan to use major highways after the Chinese New Year break. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 24, 2023.

TRAFFIC congestion is expected on some major highways this afternoon as people return home after the Chinese New Year holiday.

A Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) spokesman said the North-South Expressway (NSE) is expected to be congested from Gopeng to Tapah, Sungkai to Slim River and Pedas Linggi to Port Dickson.

Traffic is also expected to be heavy from Bukit Tinggi to the Gombak toll plaza on the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway (KLK).

“The public is advised to plan journeys and ensure their Touch ‘n Go balance is sufficient to avoid any delays at toll plazas,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, LLM said there was an 8km tailback at KM263.4 of the North-South Expressway southbound heading from Kuala Kangsar to Ipoh Utara due to a car breaking down and causing obstruction in the right lane.

Earlier, Works Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi had reported that a total of 3.8 million vehicles were expected to use highways nationwide for the duration of Chinese New Year, this year. – Bernama, January 24, 2023.

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