Auto fire halts traffic onto Hilton Head Island Thursday morning

May 22, 2014 

Traffic on U.S. 278 near The Gatherings.

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An automobile fire near the bridges to Hilton Head Island halted traffic onto the island Thursday morning, according to a Bluffton Fire Department spokesman.

Traffic was backed up to Tanger 1 in Bluffton before traffic start moving again around 9 a.m.

Motorists reported seeing a single charred vehicle off William Hilton Parkway.

No word yet on the fire's cause, and it is not known if there were any injuries.

Check back later for updates and visit islandpacket.com/traffic for live traffic cameras and more information.

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