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Bathurst 1000, 2019: Traffic delays as race fans leave | Photos, pictures

MASS EXODUS: Motorists urged to allow extra travel times as the leave Bathurst following the Great Race. Photo: FILE
MASS EXODUS: Motorists urged to allow extra travel times as the leave Bathurst following the Great Race. Photo: FILE

Update

SLOW traffic on the Great Western Highway is continuing with a two kilometre long queue of vehicles at Blackheath.

The 2pm update from Live Traffic said motorists are urged to allow an extra 10 minutes travel time due to the slow down.

Update 11.08am

A SIX kilometre queue of traffic is holding up motorists on the Great Western Highway in the Blue Mountains following the Bathurst 1000 max exodus on Monday morning.

Traffic is currently backed up around Blackheath, at Govetts Leap Road, with Live Traffic warning motorists to allow an extra 30 minutes of travel time.

Earlier

BATHURST 1000 fans are urged to allow a little extra travelling time on the roads on Monday with traffic expected to be heavy and a highly visible police presence.

Operation Bathurst has been targeting motorists who are speeding, people driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and people not wearing seatbelts or motorcycle helmets.

So far almost 400 people have had legal action taken against them for travelling above the speed limit and 23 people issued infringements for seatbelt offences.

"Heavy traffic is expected this morning as thousands of motorists head home from Bathurst, particularly on the Great Western Highway towards Sydney and on the Mid-Western Highway approaching Cowra," Live Traffic warn.

"Motorists are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time and expect delays."

Keep up-to-date on traffic in your area by visiting www.livetraffic.com.

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This story Two kilometre queue of traffic after Bathurst 1000 mass exodus first appeared on Western Advocate.