Road closures in Sydney as City2Surf takes place

Weekend traffic delays in Sydney's CBD, while police urge caution when travelling on the Monaro and Snowy Mountains highways

August 10, 2012

Motorists travelling to Sydney’s CBD and eastern suburbs are being warned to brace for significant delays this weekend when the annual City2Surf event begins.

The run from city to Bondi Beach on August 12 will lead to roads begin closed from 4.30am when the first group of runners take off from William Street about 8am.

New South Wales Police says College, Macquarie and Park streets in the CBD will be closed as participants start to assemble.

The City2Surf route follows William Street to New South Head Road; right on to Old South Head Road; left into Military Road and on to Campbell Parade; and left into Queen Elizabeth Drive, before finishing at Bondi Beach.

In the CBD, Kings Cross, Darlinghurst and Edgecliff roads will reopen at midday while all other roads in the eastern suburbs will remain closed until 4pm.

Motorists are also urged to observe special event clearways, which will be enforced on a number of roads in the CBD and eastern suburbs between 1am and 4pm.

Vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and fees apply. This includes vehicles with local parking permits.

Motorists can click here for up-to-the-minute traffic updates or call 132 701.

Meanwhile, police are also urging motorists to take caution when travelling in the Monaro region due to snow.

The Monaro and Snowy Mountains highways in the Nimmitabel and Bombala areas have experienced heavy snowfalls and the Brown Mountain.

Motorists are being asked to check with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) concerning road conditions and possible closures.

Police Inspector Chris Varley says the snow and ice is making driving conditions dangerous.

"There are a few simple steps motorists should take to reduce the risk of a crash. Slow down, take care when overtaking, don’t tailgate and avoid braking and accelerating harshly," he says.

Police are asking motorists to take particular care when driving at night or at dawn or dusk because surface moisture and dew freeze can into black ice, which is difficult to detect on the road.

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