Car fire closes Interstate 17 northbound near downtown Phoenix

Aug 27, 2015, 4:32 PM | Updated: 4:34 pm
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)...
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

PHOENIX — A car fire closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix for a short time Thursday, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

All northbound traffic was being forced off at Jefferson Street for a short time. The two left lanes were reopened as of 4:30 p.m.

The southbound lanes remained open.

There was no timetable to reopen the roadway. Drivers were encouraged to use other routes, such as Interstate 10 westbound.

No injuries were reported.

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Car fire closes Interstate 17 northbound near downtown Phoenix