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Traffic queues for hours as motorists head to Splendour in the Grass

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With local reports that vehicles have been waiting up to eights hours in queues to get into camping sites, Transport NSW is advising festival goers and local residents that there is heavier than usual traffic around the Yelgun and Gulgan (Tyagarah) interchanges on the Pacific Highway as motorists make their way to Splendour in the Grass.

The festival, held at the North Byron Parklands, kicks off today and runs over the weekend, finishing on Sunday.

Some Ocean Shores parents said their children were stuck at school while they navigated traffic queues on Brunswick Valley Way and Tweed Valley Way, with cars backed up to the Ocean Shores main entrance at Orana Road, and beyond to the Brunswick River.

Motorists might also experience heavier than normal traffic on Monday 25 July as event goers and organisers leave the grounds.

Variable message signs and reduced speed limits will be in place and motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For more information on getting to the grounds including parking and bus options visit the event website www.splendourinthegrass.com.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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  1. Come on, get a life!
    Travelling hundreds or even thousands of km just to be part of this spectacle… are we facing a climate crisis or not? And then going on complaining about a climate change accelerated bad weather event and organisers struggling to meet demands from both authorities concerned about public safety and the public?
    I have no sympathy at all for all those ‘ignorants’, to put it mildly, who think they can just keep going like before. Hey, I have some news for you: Life, as you know it, has disappeared. Not least, because of you! Time to realise that. Talk to the people of Lismore about what really matters, will you?


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