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Raw video: Major traffic delays in Auckland after truck crash on Harbour Bridge following earlier car fire

Motorists in Auckland experienced considerable delays on State Highway 1 after a car caught fire and then a truck crashed on the Harbour Bridge today.

The silver BMW sedan's engine bay was burning furiously and cars were being diverted into other lanes near Newmarket. Source: 1 NEWS

A rubbish truck crashed on the Harbour Bridge southbound just after 2pm and police said it blocked two central lanes while a heavy-haulage tow truck was brought in.

The truck had since been cleared off the bridge and only the usual rush hour congestion remains.

The crash caused traffic chaos on the Southern Motorway this afternoon, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Source: 1 NEWS

Earlier, a car caught fire on the Southern Motorway near Newmarket.

Video from the scene at Gillies Ave showed a silver BMW sedan with the engine bay fully on fire.

Police said no injuries were reported and the fire was brought under control.