Truck breakdown on Tauranga Harbour Bridge clear

The traffic is backed up to Elizabeth Street on SH2. Supplied image.

UPDATED: The Tauranga Harbour Bridge is now clear after an earlier tuck breakdown.

Traffic is still heavy in the eastbound lanes of State Highway 2 and The NZ Transport Agency says to expect delays until congestion eases in the area.

A police spokesperson says a police unit has followed the truck to a safe location and the lanes are clear.

Police initially received a report at 7.43am of a truck blocking the left hand lane eastbound on SH2, says the spokesperson.

EARLIER:Traffic delays are being reported after a truck has broken down on State Highway 2.

The NZ Transport Agency is reporting the truck is blocking the eastbound lanes on Tauranga Harbour Bridge.

Expect delays and delay your journey or allow extra travel time, says NZTA.

A SunLive reader says traffic is now backed up from the bridge to the Elizabeth Street intersection.

SunLive is working to get more information and will update the story when we can.

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