Motorists are being urged to be extra patient this afternoon with long-weekend traffic causing chaos on the roads.
The Pacific Motorway is at a crawl southbound, all the way from Springwood to Helensvale.
The southern end doesn’t look much better, with gridlock north from Tugun to Reedy Creek and southbound from Robina to Currumbin.
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Other local roads including the Gold Coast Highway are also heavily congested, especially through Southport, Miami and Palm Beach as holiday-makers make the most of the beautiful weather and head to the beach.
Drivers are being urged to keep their cool and allow extra travel time with delays likely to be experienced for the next few hours.