Major highways congested as Raya holidays end

The traffic along the East Coast Expressway is congested as commuters make their way back after the Raya holidays. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flows at several areas along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, the East Coast Expressway 1 and the North-South Expressway are reported to be congested this evening, at the end of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.

The Malaysian Highway Authority said traffic was congested at about 26 kilometers from the Karak intersection heading to Lentang and about eight km after Genting Sempah to the Gombak Toll Plaza.

On the LPT1, traffic congestion occurred at about 15 km after the Lanchang intersection heading to Karak. To avoid congestion at the Karak Toll Plaza, motorists can use an alternative route by exiting at Lancang (Exit 816).

PLUS Malaysia Berhad in a statement said traffic was slow-moving on the North-South Expressway from Gopeng to Tapah and Sungkai and from Behrang to Bukit Beruntung.

Similar situations were also reported at the Pendang-Gurun stretch; Sungai Petani (South)-Bertam; Changkat Jering- Taiping (U) and Kuala Kangsar-Menora Tunnel.

Slow traffic movements were also detected from Pedas Linggi to Seremban, as well as from Machap to Sedenak and Kulai.