UPDATE at 11:30 AM | MOTORISTS are being urged to steer well clear of the M1 following a multi-vehicle crash at Coomera.
Traffic was thrown into complete disarray after two utes towing trailers collided on the Coomera River bridge shortly before 10am.
While the crash has since been cleared, lengthy residual delays are still impacting traffic moving through the area in both directions.
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Traffic was beginning to pick up speed around the scene at the time of writing but was still slow moving northbound between Gaven and Coomera, and southbound between Ormeau and Coomera.
Side service roads are also jammed, as motorists scramble to try and avoid the gridlocked motorway.
FIRST at 10:30 AM | A MULTI-VEHICLE crash has ground traffic to a halt on the M1 at Coomera, on the northern Gold Coast.
It happened in the northbound lanes on the Coomera River bridge shortly before 10am.
A black two-door ute towing an Alfa Romeo sedan on a trailer collided with a white dual cab towing an empty trailer.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the collision.
One person was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to hospital in a stable condition.
Their gender and age was not immediately known.
Police have closed three of the four northbound lanes so that crews can remove the vehicles and trailers.
The incident has triggered lengthy delays for motorists travelling through the area in both directions.
Northbound lanes were gridlocked for 10 kilometres, back past Westfield Helensvale at the time of writing.
According to Google Traffic, it’s taking motorists 56 minutes to travel between Helensvale and Coomera.
Similar delays were affecting southbound traffic, with bumper-to-bumper conditions back to Pimpama.
For a look at the latest traffic conditions on the Coast, click here.