Traffic congestion builds on the Bruce Hwy as the Easter long weekend comes to an end. Picture: RACQ
Traffic congestion builds on the Bruce Hwy as the Easter long weekend comes to an end. Picture: RACQ

Bruce Hwy nightmare as crash adds to major delays

A multi-vehicle Bruce Highway crash on the Sunshine Coast is adding to significant delays caused by holiday traffic.

The crash happened at Tanawha about 11.20am. There was more than 8km of congestion before the scene of the crash.

It comes as slow-moving congestion was already building on the Bruce Highway southbound at Elimbah and Beerwah about 11am.

Motorists are being warned of long delays and poor visibility on the Bruce Hwy. Picture: RACQ
Motorists are being warned of long delays and poor visibility on the Bruce Hwy. Picture: RACQ

Congestion was also building on the Sunshine Motorway on-ramp to the Bruce Highway at Sippy Downs.

In total, there was about 38km of congestion between the Sunshine and Brisbane, causing delays of almost half an hour.

RACQ have warned several roads were impacted by flash flooding from the weekend's rain.

They asked motorists to ensure their journey was not impacted before jumping in the car.

A severe weather system feared to hit southeast Queensland on Monday is continuing to move west, away from the southeast coastline.

Originally published as Bruce Hwy nightmare as truck and car crash adds to major delays


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