Car fire causes delays near Auckland's Harbour Bridge

Auckland's Southern Motorway has been choked by smoke on Monday afternoon after a car caught fire.

Smoke could be seen billowing across the southern motorway as firefighters fought to put the fire out.

Emergency services say a vehicle caught fire just after 1.30pm near the Gillies Ave off-ramp closing off at least one lane.

NZTA says motorists should avoid the area and can expect delays.

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