UPDATED: Traffic alert: Vehicle fire on southbound I-15 in Cedar City causing delays

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IRON COUNTY — A vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 15 Sunday evening has blocked the road at mile marker 59.

Update 7 p.m. Responders have opened one lane of traffic, but delays are still expected.

As of 7 p.m., the road was closed to motorists in two of three lanes, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Traffic has been reduced to one lane and is causing delays of 5-15 minutes. It is expected to be cleared at approximately 7:30 p.m.

UDOT advises drivers in the area to use an alternate route.

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