Motorists are being warned to drive with caution with fire engulfing the median strip of the M1 at Helensvale.
A scrub fire has broken out in the centre median strip near the Helensvale south exit.
As a result, visibility in the area is extremely poor with thick smoke filling the air. It is affecting all lanes both sound and northbound.
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Delays are starting to build in the area with motorists urged to drive with caution.
Fire crews are on their way to the scene to extinguish the blaze.
— 7 News Queensland (@7NewsQueensland) October 5, 2016