A MAJOR Southampton road has been blocked close to the Itchen Bridge due to a building fire. 

Emergency services have blocked Portsmouth Road between the Itchen Bridge roundabout and Station Road.

UPDATE: Road clear after fire broke out in derelict building

Traffic is now being allowed to pass through but only slowly and people are being advised to avoid the area.

In a tweet from Hampshire Roads Policing Unit, police said they are assisting with a "building fire". 

Queues are building whilst emergency teams deal with the incident. 

Read more: Live updates from the scene 

Two fire engines were spotted at around 7 am stopping at the site. 

Southampton City Council's traffic team shared the news on social media.

More to follow. 

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