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Vehicle fire slows southbound traffic on I-81

August 16, 2010

A vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 81 slowed traffic in the area of Showalter Road in Washington County near the Pennsylvania state line.

Rescuers responded to a call at 2:53 p.m. that a tractor-trailer had caught fire near the 11-mile marker, according to a Washington County dispatcher.

The incident backed traffic about one-half mile as rescuers worked to clear the scene. As of 3:30 p.m. it continued to move slowly through the area.

One person was transported to Washington County Hospital with possible injuries, according to a dispatcher.

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