Startling moment a car bursts into flames on a gridlocked highway causing a massive Easter Monday traffic jam
- A car fire broke out on the southbound lanes of the Bruce Highway on Monday
- The southbound lanes in Burpengary were closed while the fire was controlled
- RACQ has warned motorists to take care during the ‘high-risk’ Easter holidays
Drivers were thrown into Easter holiday chaos after a car explosion caused massive delays along a major highway.
A white Volkswagen golf burst into flames along the Bruce Highway in Burpengary, north of Brisbane, about 10.30am on Monday.
The fire forced the closure of the highway’s southbound lanes and worsened already massive traffic delays due to the Easter long weekend.
A white Volkswagen golf burst into flames along the Bruce Highway in Burpengary, north Brisbane, about 10.30am on Monday
Emergency services rushed to the scene and the fire was under control by 10.50am.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland warned motorists to ensure they were well-rested and take a break every two hours while travelling during the ‘high-risk’ Easter holiday period.
RACQ head of public policy Susan Furze urged drivers to plan ahead for expected delays.
‘There will be plenty of traffic on the roads’ as families travel home from their Easter holiday weekend,’ she said.
‘We’re urging drivers to pack their patience, allow extra travel time and put the safety of themselves and others on the road first.’
The Burpengary car fire forced the closure of the Bruce Highway southbound lanes amid already heavy Easter traffic