The scrub fire broke out just before 10.30am between Exit 66 Smith Street and Exit 69 Nerang.
Fire crews are currently on their way to the scene to extinguish the blaze.
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As a result, visibility in the area is extremely poor with traffic quickly building southbound.
Northbound motorists are also experiencing minor delays.