TRAFFIC is beginning to build on the M1 after two separate crashes near Nerang this afternoon.
Early information suggests three cars first collided in the southbound lanes around Exit 71 just before 5pm on Wednesday.
Delays are being experienced with reports of wreckage obstructing two lanes.
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Meanwhile, another two cars have been involved in a nose-to-tail collision in the southbound lanes near the Smith Street exit.
One person is being treated for minor injuries.
Traffic has backed up to Helensvale.
Motorists are advised to be patient and avoid the area if possible.