A serious traffic accident has forced the partial closure of the Pacific Motorway on the Gold Coast.
Emergency services are on scene of the accident in the southbound lanes of the M1 at Palm Beach.
At this stage, the exact details of the crash remain unclear, but it is believed to have occurred just before 8pm.
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All southbound lanes have been blocked, with police diverting traffic off the motorway and around the crash via the Gold Coast Highway.
myGC has been told police are also blocking the on-ramp from Palm Beach Avenue.
Authorities are urging motorists to avoid the area if they can, with lengthy traffic delays expected.
Serious accident on Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach, lengthy delays expected, please avoid the area.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) May 28, 2016