Vehicle fire closes two lanes on I-55 NB in southwest St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — A vehicle fire Tuesday evening shut down two right lanes on Interstate 55 northbound in southwest St. Louis, according to MoDOT STL Traffic.

The incident occurred on a stretch of I-55 northbound south of Butler Hill Road and was reported at 6:52 p.m.

MoDOT STL projected the lanes would reopen almost an hour later at 7:40 p.m., suggesting a significant blaze.

No further updates or information has been reported about the circumstances behind the incident.

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