Car Fire Causes Backup on Founders Bridge in Hartford

Traffic is jammed up on the westbound side of Route 2 from East Hartford into Hartford while emergency crews respond to a car fire on the Founders Bridge, according to state police.

Footage from the highway showed heavy delays late Friday afternoon. All westbound lanes were briefly currently closed while the car that caught fire was towed from the scene.

The highway has reopened to traffic, but expect residual delays.

It's not clear if anyone was hurt. Police have not released any additional information.

Avoid the area if possible. Check back for updates.

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