Crews Extinguish Car Fire, Reopen All Lanes Of I-95 In Westport

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Firefighters battle a car fire on I-95 near New Creek Road in Westport.
Firefighters battle a car fire on I-95 near New Creek Road in Westport. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

updated: WESTPORT, Conn. -- Two lanes of I-95 north in Westport reopened Thursday morning after crews put out a car fire, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. 

The accident was on I-95 northbound between Exit 17 for Route 33/136 and Exit 18 for the Sherwood Island Connector. The fire was reported at 8:45 a.m. and closed the right and center lanes. 

All of the highway lanes were reopened by 9:45 a.m. Thursday after the fire was extinguished and the scene cleared. 

Stop-and-go traffic and small delays were reported in the area, DOT said. 

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Uh, last time I looked, Exit 17 was for Rt. 33/136 and Exit 18 was Sherwood Island.