UPDATE 3pm: THE traffic queued on the Pacific Highway southbound at Ewingsdale has shortened to 2.5km, with a 10 minute delay expected.
Motorists should allow extra travel time.
UPDATE 12.42pm: THE traffic queue on the Pacific Highway southbound at Ewingsdale has shortened to just 3.1km long, Live Traffic NSW is reporting.
It is recommended to leave an extra 15 minutes of travel time to allow for delays.
UPDATE 12.16pm: THE traffic queue on the Pacific Highway southbound at Ewingsdale has reached a length of 4km.
Live Traffic NSW is reporting delays of 20 minutes, so leave some extra time to get to your destination if you're heading out.
UPDATE 11.18am: TRAFFIC is queued on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale for 1.1km, Live Traffic NSW is reporting.
It is reported that the southbound traffic is affected and that motorists should allow about five minutes extra travel time.
INITIAL REPORT: AS we begin the long weekend - and the final weekend of school holidays - there's one thing we can be sure of: Traffic.
It's expected that traffic will bank up in some areas around the region, and we at The Northern Star plan to keep you informed about any delays that occur.
So far, Live Traffic NSW is reporting no delays on any of our local roads, including the Pacific Highway, but we will keep you updated here.