Update: I-71 southbound lanes re-open after an early morning accident and fire

Update: I-71 southbound lanes re-open after an early morning accident and fire
I-71 southbound closed (Source: 19 News)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - I-71 southbound between Rt. 539 and Rt. 250 was closed due to a truck fire.

Minutes before 8 a.m. the major highway opened the two left lanes to let traffic flow. the road had been at a standstill.

The fire is a result of a crash near mile marker 191.

I-71 southbound lanes closed in Ashland County.
I-71 southbound lanes closed in Ashland County. (Source: ODOT)

Alternative routes include Rt. 539 to Rt. 42 to Rt. 250 as an alternative to gain access to I-71.

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