Southbound lanes of Florida Turnpike reopen in Indian River County after vehicle fire stops traffic

Southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike have reopened hours after a vehicle fire blocked all lanes of traffic.

Emergency crews responded to the fire in Indian River County near mile marker 179.  Shortly before 4 p.m., traffic was backed up for over a mile.  The fire was extinguished after 5 p.m. but the road remained blocked for another hour before troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol allowed vehicles to pass.  No other details were immediately released.

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