Car catches fire on Auckland Harbour Bridge, temporarily blocking northbound 'clip on' lanes

A car has caught fire on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this afternoon temporarily blocking lanes and causing major delays.

The accident occurred around 3pm today with police and emergency attending the scene.

Police said the northbound 'clip on' lanes were blocked, with traffic being rerouted to the middle lanes, but just after 4pm all lanes had been reopened.

A 50km/h temporary speed reduction remains in place on the two northbound clip-on lanes until tonight.  

Significant delays are expected and police are encouraging motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.

They say there is no further information at this stage.

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