Hunter long weekend holiday traffic

HOLIDAY traffic has begun banking up at Beresfield, with queues of 3.5 kilometres shortly after 9am. 

Drivers are expected to face a 15-minute delay passing through the end of the M1 at John Renshaw Drive, Live Traffic NSW reports, and should exercise caution. 

Separately, a truck accident has closed westbound lanes of the Golden Highway at Merriwa shortly after 8am.