The start of the Christmas rush out of Brisbane is under way, with heavy traffic in both directions out of the city this afternoon.
Heading south, traffic is heavy where the M1 merges from the Gateway to the Pacific Motorway.
It was heavily congested further south from Pimpama to Helensvale, and again from Worongory to Currumbin.
Heading north, the crawl begins before the Pine Rivers Bridge and continues on the Bruce Highway to Murrumba Downs.
It gets heavy again from Narangba to Burpengary and then all the way from Morayfield to Beerburrum.