Vehicle fire leads to rush hour at I-64 and I-295

Vehicle fire leads to rush hour at I-64 and I-295

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A vehicle fire that shut down all lanes of traffic on Interstate 64 in Henrico led to some big rush hour delays on Friday afternoon.

The fire happened near the I-295 interchange (mile marker 200). Traffic was diverted for a time at Exit 200, to bypass the closure.  Police reopened the road around 5:15 p.m., but not before it led to a backup of more than six miles.

A VDOT traffic camera also showed what appears to be a rubbernecking-related fender bender in the left lane of I-64 East, which is starting to cause delays on that side of the road.

Officials say that by 6 p.m. the residual backup delays had cleared.

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