PennDOT: Road open after vehicle fire on I-80 causes road closure in Centre County

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that I-80 eastbound between Exit 161 (Bellefonte) and Exit 173 (Lamar) is now open after a vehicle fire broke out around 11 a.m.

The Orange detour is no longer in place now that the eastbound lanes are open. PennDOT appreciates drivers’ patience during the road closure.

All eastbound lanes were closed as officials were clearing the road and PennDOT was directing traffic off I-80 at the Bellefonte interchange.

The vehicle caught fire around 11 a.m. and eight companies responded to the scene, according to Centre County dispatch. No injuries have been reported at this time, according to dispatch.

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