NB I-71 reopens after vehicle fire near Stewart Road

Published: Sep. 12, 2016 at 12:30 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2016 at 1:26 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - All lanes are open again on northbound Interstate 71 near Stewart Road after a vehicle fire closed the highway about a half hour Monday morning.

No immediate injuries were reported when a sport utility vehicle vehicle burst into flames shortly before 8:30 a.m., dispatchers said.

One lane opened just after 9 a.m., and all lanes were clear by 9:20 a.m.

Traffic backed up in the area, sending motorists onto westbound Norwood Lateral, which quickly grew congested.

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