NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A car fire shut down all lanes on the upper level of the outbound George Washington Bridge Tuesday afternoon.

As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, the black sport-utility vehicle caught fire on the upper level of the bridge during the afternoon rush.

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As of just after 5 p.m., Port Authority of New York and New Jersey firefighters were using axes to break the windows of the SUV.

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The driver was not spotted at the scene. There were no reports of injuries.

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All upper-level lanes of the outbound George Washington Bridge were shut down as of the 5 p.m. hour.