Heavy traffic is causing delays at Ewingsdale.
Heavy traffic is causing delays at Ewingsdale. Chris McCormack

Heavy traffic causes delays at Ewingsdale

AS PEOPLE set out on their annual Easter holiday pilgrimage the Transport Management Centre is reminding motorists to allow extra travel time due to expected heavy traffic.

By 11 am this morning southbound traffic on the Pacific Highway around the Bluesfest site near Greys Ln at Tyagarah was banked up 3.5km.

Lengthy delays are expected locally over the Easter long weekend on the Pacific Highway at Woodburn and Ewingsdale.

Police have rostered on extra highway patrol officers for Operation Tortoise and emergency services will be ready to respond to any incidents.

Double demerit points are in force from today through to Monday, and will apply for Anzac Day from Thursday through to Sunday, during Operation Go Slow.

In an effort to curb the NSW road toll which sits at 107, with 12 of those fatalities on Northern Rivers roads, police will be targeting speeding, seatbelts, fatigue and alcohol.

Motorists are advised to plan their trip, take regular breaks, and take notice of electronic variable message signs which are on most of the major state roads and will indicate any incidents ahead.

Before setting out, motorists can also check www.livetraffic.com for information about the latest traffic conditions and any incidents that may affect their trip.

Passengers can also stay up to date with the Live Traffic mobile apps.

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