Ducks halt traffic on Gold Coast’s M1

A family of ducks have decided to go for a morning stroll across the Pacific Motorway, causing lengthy delays for motorists heading to work.

The adorable animals have brought traffic to a halt northbound at Mudgeeraba, near Gooding drive at Exit 77.

Police and transport crews are on scene with a rescue operation now underway to remove the animals safely.


The Department of Transport and Main Roads says all lanes in the area have been affected.

Motorists are being urged to drive with caution.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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