A car on fire on the M1 near Exit 49 on the Gold Coast. Photo: Amanda Robbemond
A car on fire on the M1 near Exit 49 on the Gold Coast. Photo: Amanda Robbemond

M1 traffic backs up as car bursts into flames

TRAFFIC on the M1 was brought to a crawl after a car was engulfed in flames near Dreamworld.

Emergency crews were called today about 1pm to the burning vehicle near Exit 49 and successfully extinguished the blaze.

 

A car on fire on the M1 near Exit 49 on the Gold Coast. Photo: Amanda Robbemond
A car on fire on the M1 near Exit 49 on the Gold Coast. Photo: Amanda Robbemond

 

Smoke from the car was visible from a distance.

Traffic slowed to a crawl with tailbacks stretching back for kilometres.

 

Severe traffic interruptions have been caused to the M1 near Dreamworld after a car caught fire.
Severe traffic interruptions have been caused to the M1 near Dreamworld after a car caught fire.