UPDATE: Friday January 11, 7:08pm
One northbound lane of the Pacific Motorway is now open past the site of a car fire and grass fire at Stotts Creek on the north coast.
All northbound lanes were closed while crews put out the fire just past the Cudgen Tunnel.
Traffic is still heavy, with a northbound traffic queue of about five kilometres.
Motorists should continue to allow plenty of extra travel time.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com.
Police and the Transport Management Centre (TMC), are advising far north coast motorists that all northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway are closed at Stotts Creek due to a car fire just past the Cudgen Tunnel.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Motorists can consider exiting the motorway at Clothiers Creek Road and using Tweed Coast Road as an alternative route.
Emergency services are at the site of the incident and traffic crews are also responding.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com