I-75 southbound lanes cleared after vehicle fire stalls traffic for hours

Published: Jul. 20, 2018 at 9:03 AM EDT
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A stretch of Interstate 75 was shut down in Lexington Friday morning.

A vehicle fire and a tree on the roadway blocked traffic in the southbound lanes near the 99-mile marker.

Crews were on scene for hours as a result of the traffic hazards.

Police were responding to a report of trees down on Old Richmond Road when they noticed the fire.

A driver traveling to Georgia told WKYT he pulled up right behind the trailer that caught fire. He says the driver hopped out of the vehicle and grabbed a fire extinguisher to try and put out the flames unsuccessfully.

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