Easter holidaymakers caught in growing M1 Motorway snarls

Easter holidaymakers caught in growing M1 Motorway snarls

Heavy Easter holiday traffic Easter holiday traffic starts to build north bound on the Pacific Highway through the Beresfield Hexham area. Picture: Marina Neil
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Picture: Live Traffic NSW camera

Picture: Live Traffic NSW camera

Easter holiday traffic starts to build north bound on the Pacific Highway through the Beresfield Hexham area. Picture: Marina Neil

Easter holiday traffic starts to build north bound on the Pacific Highway through the Beresfield Hexham area. Picture: Marina Neil

QUEUES: Traffic is banked back at the northern end of the M1 Motorway. File photo: Peter Stoop.

TweetFacebookUPDATE, 4pm: The Transport Management Centre said northbound trafficon the M1 Pacific Motorway is queued around 3km at Beresfield, which is adding about 15minutes to journeys

Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway at Heatherbrae is queued around 4.5km, which is adding about fiveminutes to journeys

And further north at Macksville, northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued around 8km, which is adding about 25 minutes to journeys.

HEATHERBRAE: Northbound traffic on the Pacific Hwy is queued around 4.5km, which is adding around 5 minutes extra travel time. pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/Kkc06eKqqN

— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) April 13, 2017

EARLIER:

AUTHORITIES have warned Easter long weekend holidaymakers of growing snarls along the M1 Motorway as motorists head north.

The Transport Management Centre reportedat 1.40pm on Thursday of a 4km queue at the northern end of the motorway at Beresfield, adding about 20 minutes to travel times.

There are also congestion further north at Macksville, with 10km adding a further 25minutes to journeys.