Massive delays on M1 on first weekend of Qld’s border reopening

Anyone planning on travelling on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon is being urged to pack their patience.

Long delays are being experienced on the M1 as thousands of people head out to enjoy the warm weather.

Traffic is bumper to bumper southbound pretty much all the way from Underwood to Helensvale.


While further south, delays are also building from Mudgeeraba to Palm Beach.

It’s also the first weekend since the Queensland border reopened to Sydney and Victoria, with southerners flocking to the sunshine state.

Eleven flights are scheduled to touch down at the Gold Coast Airport today, with another nine heading to the city tomorrow.

Motorists are being urged to take it easy on the roads, with emergency crews already responding to a number of crashes on the Gold Coast this morning.

A woman and child have been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital following a two-car collision at the intersection of Clover Hill Drive and Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba around 9.30am.

Thankfully the pair managed to escape with only minor injuries.

It happened just 15 minutes after paramedics responded to a vehicle and bicycle incident on the same road.

A teenage boy was treated at the scene before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.