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Car fire on CCC slows commute to New Orleans

A car fire slowed traffic on the CCC Tuesday morning for a couple of hours. (Source: Scott Morse) A car fire slowed traffic on the CCC Tuesday morning for a couple of hours. (Source: Scott Morse)

An accident and car fire caused some congestion on the Crescent City Connection Bridge in the lanes going into New Orleans Tuesday morning.

People in the downtown area and on the West Bank could see the flames peeking above the guard rails.

The LaDOTD said all lanes were closed around 10:30 a.m. so emergency responders could put out the fire. Traffic was backed up behind the accident on US 90B in downtown New Orleans.

The LaDOTD said congestion reached as far back as Orleans Avenue on the westbound side of Interstate 10. Smoke was still pouring from the car at 11:30 a.m.

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