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Traffic heavy on major Illawarra roads as extra-long weekend draws to a close

traffic rms picTRAFFIC is reported to be heavy on major Illawarra Roads this evening as holiday-makers return home after an extra-long weekend.

The annual Easter traffic blitz, ‘Operation Tortoise’, concludes at midnight, and officers will continue to patrol roads and major highways to ensure drivers are obeying the road rules.

Superintendent Dave Evans from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said motorists needed to ensure they remained patient and drove to the road conditions.

“Drivers need to remain extra vigilant on the roads as the holiday weekend draws to a close, with a large number of people expected to start their journeys home today.

“People need to ensure they are well rested before starting out, but when on the roads need to drive to the road conditions and remain patient with other drivers as well as in traffic.

“Highway Patrol officers are out their ensuring drivers have listened to our warnings, but the most important thing is that drivers and families arrive home safely and in one piece,” Superintendent Evans said.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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