Raya: Heavy traffic reported on major highways on May 5

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic on major highways was reported to be heavy on Thursday (May 5), which is the fourth day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, following the rising number of vehicles and accidents on the roads.

According to the PLUS Twitter traffic page, the northbound lane of the North-South Expressway (NSE) was experiencing heavy traffic from Changkat Jering to Kuala Kangsar, Permatang Pauh to Perai, Hentian Sungai Bakap to Jawi and Bandar Baharu to Jawi as of 10.30am.

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Traffic was also congested from Jawi to Bandar Cassia, Tapah to Gopeng and Pagoh to Yong Peng (U) due to accidents.

An accident involving a car and a lorry at KM115.9 of the North-South Expressway northbound between Paguh and Yong Peng resulted in a 3km traffic crawl this morning, reported Bernama.

The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), via its Twitter account reported that there was also an accident at KM 308.5 northbound on the Tapah-Gopeng route which resulted in the right lane being blocked.

“The accident (on the Tapah-Gopeng route) also caused a 2.8-km congestion on the northbound stretch,” according to LLM.

Nevertheless, traffic flow was reported to be smooth in both directions in the south sector of the peninsula.