Gridlock in parts of NLEX, SLEX as motorists rush back to Manila after Undas
MANILA, Philippines — Traffic buildup is being experienced in parts of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) as motorists make their way back to Manila following Undas.
As of 2:45 p.m., slow-moving traffic was reported in the areas of Mexico and San Fernando in Pampanga due to minor accidents along the expressway.
The NLEX Corporation said traffic buildup of up to two kilometers was also reported in the southbound lane of Bocaue toll plaza due to the high volume of vehicles headed to Manila.
But traffic eases after passing Bocaue toll plaza all the way to Balintawak, it said.
The firm added that the said traffic volume in the expressway is estimated to increase by ten to 15 percent during the Undas season.
In SLEX, meanwhile, heavy traffic was reported in the northbound lane from Alabang Viaduct to San Pedro area, as of 2:22 p.m.
Counterflow was opened from Alabang Viaduct to Sanvik-Powercity to help ease traffic.
Motorists are advised to maintain a good braking distance between vehicles and avoid overtaking using emergency lanes to avoid accidents. /je
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