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Traffic backup on Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge after vehicle catches fire

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 08:00:42-04

NEW YORK — A vehicle caught fire on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, causing traffic and delays during the height of the Wednesday morning commute.

The SUV caught ablaze while on the upper-level of the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

No injuries were reported, fire officials said.

Firefighters worked to put the blaze out, which caused the temporary shut down of the Brooklyn-bound lanes. A Staten Island-bound lane was also closed off by fire trucks.

Lower-level lanes remained open to traffic during the incident, but motorists should expect delays heading to the bridge.

AIR11 was over the scene.