Pile-up triggers extreme delays during weekend traffic rush on Gold Coast

TRAFFIC is still gridlocked through parts of Southport following an earlier pile-up on the Sundale Bridge.

The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the bridge on the Gold Coast Highway around 11am.

At least four vehicles were involved in the nose-to-tail smash, with the front end of one car becoming wedged under the back of the four-wheel-drive it was following.


Firefighters attended and helped clear the wreck, while paramedics assessed those involved.

Fortunately, no one is thought to have been seriously injured.

The incident did however through the usual weekend traffic rush into further disarray.

Motorists using the bridge to get into Surfers Paradise from Southport were hit with extreme delays.

Traffic was bumper-to-bumper for at least three kilometres, stretching from the bridge back to KFC at Labrador.

It’s still slow moving through the area, with the delays only now beginning to slowly clear.

It’s a smooth run for those travelling in the other direction, from Surfers to Southport.

Public transport users travelling by bus to Main Beach weren’t immune to the delays either, with several buses travelling south on Route 704 caught up in the traffic jam.

The light rail network, however, was not affected.

The delays added to the already congested highway which is, every Saturday and Sunday morning, jammed with beach-bound traffic.

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