A vehicle fire is causing large traffic problems early Tuesday morning for people heading east out of Winnipeg.

Several commuters report a semi is on fire in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1.

The vehicle is on the floodway bridge and it along with emergency vehicles is blocking all eastbound lanes approaching Deacon's Corner.

According to those travelling through the area, traffic currently headed eastbound is attempting to turn around.

Motorists should avoid the area and plan alternate routes until further notice.

Meanwhile, the Richer Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle on fire at PR 302 & 39N. The call came in just before 5:30 AM Tuesday.