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Car fire causes 6-mile backup on I-95 south in Colonial Heights

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 18:11:34-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A car fire backed up traffic for more than six miles on I-95 south in Colonial Heights Thursday afternoon.

Officials said the interstate’s left and center lanes were closed near the Temple Avenue exit.

Traffic was backed up more than six miles just after 4:05 p.m., according to VDOT.

“Motorists can expect delays due to a vehicle fire,” VDOT officials warned.

However, all lanes had reopened and the backup was clear as of 4:50 p.m., official said.

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