Police declared an emergency situation on the Pacific Motorway (M1) at Helensvale after a serious multi-vehicle crash involving a fuel tanker on Saturday.
The Pacific Motorway was closed in both directions between the Gold Coast Highway (exit 62) and Smith Street (exit 66). The fuel tanker involved overturned and spilt fuel in the southbound lanes of the motorway around 11.50am on Saturday.
No one sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident.
Police declared an emergency situation under the provisions of the Public Safety Preservation Act while crews render the crash scene safe.
The process of removing the truck took several hours.
Police revoked the emergency declaration following at 3.15am on Sunday following the full re-opening of the motorway.
Initial investigations into the crash suggest a white Holden Rodeo ute attempted to re-enter a lane in front of a truck.
The ute has clipped the truck causing it to spin and roll into another car, a red Ford Falcon.
Police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.
Investigations are continuing.