Car Fire Closes Part of I-77

GHENT– A car fire has closed some lanes of Interstate 77 in our area.

At around 4:30 Monday a car caught fire on Interstate 77 South. The incident happened near Ghent, just past the toll booth in Raleigh County. One of two south bound lanes are currently closed. We do not currently know the cause of the fire. Stick with Newswatch online and on air as this story develops.

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