TRAFFIC CHAOS: Easter Monday drive causes heavy congestion
A MULTI-vehicle crash on Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah has blocked one lane of south-bound traffic.
Drivers taking the road as an alternative to the heavily congested south-bound route along the Bruce Hwy are being warned long delays can be expected as emergency services deal with the crash.
The crash happened on Steve Irwin Way at the intersection with Coochin Hills Dr.
HEAVY congestion continues to slow traffic travelling south on the Bruce Hwy.
In some areas between the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture vehicles are reported to be travelling as slowly as 7kmh.
Traffic moving southbound approx 7kmh in the red zone pic.twitter.com/TcGskapivE— Bruce Highway (@Bruce_Hwy) March 28, 2016
SOUTH-BOUND lanes of the Bruce Hwy are heavily congested from the Sunshine Coast to Caboolture after a crash at Bells Creek.
The Department of Main Roads and Transport has reported the road is not blocked, but traffic remains bumper to bumper.
Drivers are warned to expect long delays show patience on the road.
The Sunshine Mwy west bound lanes are also heavily congested from the Mountain Creek area.
Driving back home 2day? Stick to the speed limit; be patient & courteous, take regular breaks & most importantly get home safely. #BeSafeQld— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) March 27, 2016
DRIVERS have been warned to expect long delays travelling south on the Bruce Hwy this morning after a multi-vehicle crash at Bells Creek.
The crash was reported about 6km south of the Caloundra Rd interchange.
Heavy traffic has backed up to the Calounda Rd interchange.
Emergency services are making their way to the scene.
Motorists have been asked to "proceed with caution" if travelling in the area.
The congestion marks the beginning of what was expected to be a busy day on the Bruce Hwy as holiday makers head home after the Easter long weekend.
Queensland Ambulance Service has urged drivers to take care on the journey home, be patient, and obey the road rules.