UPDATE at 3:30 PM | TRAFFIC is starting to move again on the M1 following a serious crash at Coomera which gridlocked the major arterial between Arundel and the northern Gold Coast suburb.
Two cars come to grief in the northbound lanes of the motorway near the Coomera River Bridge around 2pm.
One vehicle flipped off the motorway and came to rest in a bunch of bushes on the side of the road.
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The accident triggered lengthy delays stretching back to the Smith Street Motorway.
The wreckage, however, has since been removed from the scene and the delays are slowly beginning to clear.
FIRST at 2:45 PM | TRAFFIC has been brought to a standstill on the Pacific Motorway following a serious crash at Coomera.
The accident occurred in the northbound lanes just passed the Coomera River Bridge around 2pm.
It’s not yet known how many cars are involved, however, there are reports that at least one vehicle has rolled.
Police, fire fighters, and multiple ambulance crews are at the scene.
How many people, if any, have been injured remains unclear.
Extreme delays are being experienced, with northbound lanes gridlocked from Helensvale to Coomera.
Northbound traffic was backed up for seven kilometres at 2.45pm.
Service roads running alongside the M1 are also becoming jammed as drivers scramble to get off the motorway in an effort to avoid getting caught up in the delays.
Motorists wanting to head north through the area are being urged to delay their journey.
Southbound lanes are open and flowing freely.
MORE TO COME.