Extra care needed in drizzly drive

With wet weather expected to continue over the next few days, RACQ has warned drivers to take extra care on the roads.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted scattered showers in the south east that wouldn’t clear until Saturday morning.

On Thursday morning, traffic had built up on the Pacific Motorway at Loganholme merge onto the Gateway Motorway following an earlier crash around Belmont.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said it was important drivers allowed extra breaking distance in wet conditions.

“Slow down, put your lights in and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front,” Ms Ross said.

“In wet weather, we often see an increase in crashes because people are going too fast in conditions which can change in an instant.”

Ms Ross said the latest road conditions could be found on the RACQ Road Conditions website.

“Check ahead, and be patient during the longer, wetter commute. It’s important we all take it steady on the roads so we can get home safely.”