Easter holiday traffic hits the M1

THE holiday is over for some Easter drivers stuck in queues stretching 25 kilometres on the M1 for parts of Monday. 

Drivers heading south to Sydney are looking at almost an hour’s delay despite conditions easing.

The worst of it remains between Morisset and Warnervale, where queues reached a 25-kilometre peak.

Traffic in the area is moving slowly and drivers are urged to expect a 45-minute delay passing through. 

At Hexham, queues reached five kilometres but had cleared by 3pm after the area became a pinch point shortly after midday. 

The delays began between Warnervale and Wyong about 10.30am as drivers started migrating back towards the state capital from northern retreats.

By 11.30am, drivers were waiting 35 minutes in a queue stretching 16 kilometres from Morisset to Warnervale alone. 

The news became worse as the afternoon went on, peaking at 25 kilometres of congestion by 2pm. 

Nelson Bay Road also offered drivers an unwelcome wait. 

Further afield, there have been delays at Woodburn and Macksville.

Are you stuck in traffic? Send your news tips to mcarr@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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