TRAFFIC ALERT: Flare ups again cause backups on Route 288

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Traffic is backed up for two miles on Route 288 south at Courthouse Road as Chesterfield fire continues to put out flare ups from Wednesday's brush fire.

The right lane of 288 south is closed and VDOT expects the delays to continue through Thursday evening's rush hour.

Crews spent all day Thursday mopping up the flames on Route 288 near Courthouse Road. The blaze Wednesday tied up traffic for hours as the fire jumped 288 and headed toward the Chesterfield Airport.

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