Morning traffic chaos after truck erupts into flames on M1

A semi-trailer has burst into flames on the Pacific Motorway, causing dramas for the morning commute.

The truck caught fire in the southbound lanes at Ormeau, between Exit 45 and Exit 49 around 6.00am.

At least one fire truck is on scene, with another currently enroute.


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A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson told myGC the blaze is “well-involved”.

Traffic in the area is quickly building in both directions around the Ormeau and Pimpama area.

Motorists are being urged to allow for extra travel time while travelling to work this morning.