Motorists are being urged to give themselves plenty of extra time with some huge delays on roads right across the Gold Coast.
Thousands of people have been heading towards beaches, theme parks and shopping centres causing large areas of congestion.
The M1 has had heavy traffic at the Gateway Merge for those heading south with heavy traffic also reported between Ormeau and Helensvale.
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There’s also very heavy southbound traffic on the motorway between Merrimac and Palm Beach after a minor accident near Exit 89while northbound is slow from near the border to Reedy Creek.
Elsewhere across the Gold Coast there is very slow traffic on the Gold Coast Highway through Southport from Broadwater Parklands down to the Sundale Bridge.
That’s also affecting Queen St and Ada Bell Way.
Motorists are also experiencing hefty delays on the Highway between Miami and Palm Beach.