Major hazard shuts down Bruce Hwy, Sunshine Mwy

Traffic has backed up more than 7km after a truck broke down on the highway.
Traffic has backed up more than 7km after a truck broke down on the highway. Jade-Ellen Leak

BREAKING: The Bruce Hwy and Sunshine Motorway are at a standstill on the Sunshine Coast due to a major hazard.

A B-double is blocking the left hand lane for southbound drivers at Palmview, just before the off ramp to Caloundra Rd. 

Southbound traffic is at a crawl up to 7km from the scene. 

The Sunshine Mwy's westbound lanes are backed up all the way to the Stringybark Rd overpass. 

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Authorities have urged drivers to avoid the highway.  

The Department of Transport has issued a hazard warning and are urging motorists to use alternative routes



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