UPDATE – Chemical spill on the M1 Gold Coast deemed ‘not hazardous’

Update @ 11.00am: Scientific officers have confirmed the chemical spill on the M1 this morning, was not hazardous.

They were called to the scene in the southbound lanes after a 1,000 litre container fell from a truck just after 9.00am, to determine what the spilled substance was.

Two fire fighter crews were also called to the scene to mop up the liquid.


Scientific officers have confirmed it was not a toxic substance, and just a chemical used to cure concrete.

The spill was cleaned off the road by 11.00am, though one crew remained on scene as a precaution.

Earlier @ 10.00am: An entire lane on the M1 southbound has been closed this morning, after a truck dropped 1,000 litre container full of a chemical substance.

It happened in the southbound lanes near the Gooding Drive exit shortly after 9.00am.

Emergency services were called to the scene, blocking off the left lane completely.

Fire fighter crews are working hard to mop up the spill, while scientific officers are working to determine what the substance is.

Traffic was backed up through to Nerang at the time of writing.