UPDATE @ 8.30am: A second crash has just occurred southbound on the M1, adding to the nightmare morning commute.
The accident, involving a truck and car, also occurred at Helensvale around 8.15am.
A man, aged in his 30s, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with minor injuries.
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Long delays are still being experienced, with motorists urged to delay travel or seek alternative routes.
EARLIER @ 7.45am: A multi-vehicle crash is causing major delays for motorists southbound on the Pacific Motorway this morning.
The accident occurred at Helensvale, just before exit 62 around 7.30am.
A woman aged in her 20s was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
All southbound lanes of the M1 have reopened, however lengthy delays are still being experienced.
Motorists are being urged to seek alternative routes.