Traffic woes for South Coast holidaymakers

5.30pm Saturday: Traffic has eased at Gerringong, with the line of cars reduced to 3km. Motorists are advised to allow an extra 10 minutes of travel time.

Traffic volumes are still higher than usual and traffic commanders will continue to monitor both the Pacific Highway and the Princes Highway this evening.

Further heavy holiday traffic is expected over the coming days and motorists are advised to plan their trip, allow plenty of additional travel time, expect delays and take regular breaks.

'At least we have an ocean view whilst stuck in the traffic!': Margaret Canby supplied this picture of Kiama roads at 11.30am.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

3pm: The traffic is getting worse at Gerringong, with the Transport Management Centre now reporting delays of an hour for southbound drivers and an eight kilometre line of cars.

The situation has also worsened at North Batemans Bay, with a 7.50 kilometre traffic queue causing delays of 50 minutes for eastbound drivers.

Traffic is reportedly flowing smoothly at Milton

1.30pm: A three-car accident on the Princes Highway near South Kiama Drive has affected southbound traffic, banking it back five kilometres.

12.12pm: The holiday traffic headache is continuing on the South Coast today.

Yesterday, holidaying motorists heading south got caught up in a traffic queue at the Kiama bends which stretched as far as 13 kilometres  - and adding 75 minutes to a trip - at one stage.

There were also delays at Berry and Milton as well.

Today’s delays had not reached those levels by lunchtime but the NSW Traffic Management Centre was reporting traffic queues of 5.5 kilometres at Gerringong, creating delays of 20 minutes.

Berry is seeing a  southbound traffic queue of a kilometre on the Princes Highway and, at Milton, there is a 1.5 kilometre traffic queue.

Further south at North Batemans Bay eastbound traffic along the Kings Highway approaching the Princes Highway is banked back for three kilometres.

‘‘Motorists are advised to plan their trip, allow plenty of additional travel time, expect delays and take regular breaks,’’ a Transport Management Centre spokesman said.

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