20km delays: drivers warned about congestion

The State’s peak motoring body has warned commuters to expect delays as congestion crippled one of south east Queensland’s major motorways on Thursday morning.

Traffic on the M1, at the Gateway merge

Gold Coast Bulletin

RACQ’s Road Conditions website reported inbound traffic on the Pacific Motorway was backed up for more than 20 kilometres in separate sections between Shailer Park and Brisbane City.

Brisbane Times reported traffic had built up after an earlier crash on the Riverside Expressway, and drivers could spend up to 50 minutes in the car at the height of the delays.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said drivers should avoid the gridlock if they could.

“It can be difficult when you’re trying to get to work, but if you’re able to delay your travel on the Pacific Motorway this morning, it’s going to be worth it,” Ms Ross said.

“The best way to stay across the latest information is by visiting our RACQ Road Conditions website.”