Car fire blocks two lanes on westbound I-44, 10 minute delays

PACIFIC, MO – A vehicle fire blocked two lanes on westbound I-44 and caused up to 10 minute delays on Wednesday evening.

According to 5 On Your Side News, the incident occurred right after the Viaduct Street exit (257) on westbound I-44 around 5:02 p.m.

Traffic was backed up between exit 257 and exit 253 for Missouri 100. The average speed on the highway was reported at 5 miles per hour.

It is unclear if anyone was injured in the vehicle fire.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

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