Brisbane’s CBD was hit by transport chaos on Wednesday morning, with roadworks and several accidents causing delays of up to 45 minutes.
Translink informed commuters that all CBD buses were delayed due to congestion, with some passengers told their buses would divert to nearby train stations due to a “massive backlog into the city”.
A section of Adelaide Street between North Quay and George streets was closed for safety reasons, according to a statement from Brisbane City Council (BCC).
“This decision was made for safety reasons after a contractor reported an issue with tunneling works beneath Adelaide Street for the Brisbane Metro project,” Brisbane Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Ryan Murphy said.
Mr Murphy said no-one was injured and further updates would be provided as they became available.
Some commuters were stuck in buses for more than an hour while others were turned away from boarding buses in some locations.
Police motorbikes have been dispatched to Adelaide Street and George Street in an attempt to get traffic flowing.
There have been complaints of drivers blocking intersections, exacerbating the issue.