There are delays in both directions across the Auckland Harbour Bridge after a crash and breakdown temporarily blocked lanes heading north and southbound.

A crash that was blocking the right lane of the Auckland Harbour Bridge heading into the city has been cleared but has left congestion in the area.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said the crash occurred at 11am and that traffic extended back to Northcote Rd.

CCTV footage shows lanes three and four of the citybound traffic clogged from the arch of the bridge back down towards the bottom.

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Shortly afterwards a breakdown occurred on the right lane of the bridge heading northbound and queuing traffic went back as far as St Mary's Bay.

NZTA says that motorists should delay their journey or allow for extra time if they need to drive over the bridge.