Vehicle fire closes two lanes on I-70 WB in downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — A vehicle fire Sunday night closed two right lanes on Interstate 70 westbound in downtown St. Louis, according to MoDOT STL Traffic.

The incident occurred in the westbound lanes of I-70 before Branch Street near Old North St. Louis and was first reported by MoDOT STL at 9:49 p.m.

The scene was expected to clear almost an hour later at 10:40 p.m., suggesting a significant fire and  response effort.

At 10:16 p.m., only one right lane was reported closed as the response crews gradually cleared the area.

No other details on the incident have been reported.


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