Auckland car fire causes traffic chaos on State Highway 20

A car on fire on Auckland's State Highway 20 has caused chaos for motorists, as police advise people to avoid the area.

The car is located just off the motorway where State Highway 1 connects with State Highway 20, near Lambie Drive.

Police say nobody is in the car and it is not yet clear how the fire started.

Motorists in the area are advised to expect delays and take alternative routes where possible.

"Extra caution is advised near the SH20 link to SH1 due to a car fire blocking the left eastbound lane. Please pass the incident with care and expect some delays," NZTA said in a statement.