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Car fire blocks all southbound I-255 lanes, IDOT says

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All southbound lanes of Interstate 255 were blocked to traffic for about 15 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT reported a car on fire was blocking the traffic.

IDOT sent an announcement on Twitter at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday that all southbound lanes were stopped at about milepost 10 because of a car fire. The lanes reopened just after 3:40 p.m., an IDOT representative said.

The Dupo Fire Department, a volunteer agency, did not immediately return a message. The Columbia police and fire dispatch said their department had not been called to any incident on the interstate. A spokesman from the Illinois State Police, said they were not handling the case on Tuesday night.

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