Massive peak hour delays across Brisbane

UPDATED: RACQ has warned motorists to drive safely on the roads in south east Queensland today, after Queensland Fire and Emergency Service responded to 12 crashes as well as reports of people driving through flood water this morning.

Club spokesperson Clare Hunter said there were huge delays across Brisbane this morning, as crashes, breakdowns, and heavy rain played havoc with the entire traffic network.  

“We’re seeing a number of roads impacted by flash flooding, particularly in Brisbane’s northern and eastern suburbs,” Ms Hunter said.

“There’s never a safe way to get through flood water, if it’s flooded forget it. The best option is to turn around and play it safe.”

Earlier Ms Hunter said a crash on the Bruce Highway at Morayfield had caused delays for kilometres in both directions and traffic on the Gateway and Logan Motorways had also been impacted by breakdowns.

“Rain always slows traffic down, but we’re seeing some extraordinary delays across all of Brisbane this morning so we’re urging motorists to allow some extra travel time,” she said.

“Please slow down, put your headlights on and drive to conditions as we’ve already seen a number of crashes this morning.

“If you’re thinking about hopping in the car, please check RACQ Road Conditions before you leave as it might be worth waiting until some of this peak hour traffic clears.”