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Sydney Traffic: drivers heading back into Sydney stuck in traffic jams

Drivers heading home after the long weekend away have been ensnared in traffic jams north and south of Sydney.

Coming into Sydney from the south-west, traffic is queued for four kilometres on the Hume Motorway at Douglas Park, near Picton. 

On the M1, southbound traffic is heavy from Kariong to Mooney Mooney and also in Morisset.

In the Blue Mountains, traffic heading into Sydney is heavy on the Great Western Highway from Wentworth Falls to Hazelbrook.

Drivers faced significant delays on the M1 after an accident at midday. 

A car towing a caravan flipped about 11am near the Mount White. The caravan became unhitched and continued along the road without the car for another 500 metres, stopping on Mooney Mooney Bridge.


Witnesses told police that the 47-year-old driver of the car may have hit a rock wall.

He was freed from the car and flown to Royal North Shore Hospital.

At 4pm, traffic was still very heavy in the area and queued back three kilometres after two of three northbound lanes were closed. They have since reopened.

There were also significant delays for northbound drivers on the Princes Highway around Falls Creek and Berry, where at one point the traffic was backed up for seven kilometres, as well as on the outskirts of Sydney at Heathcote.