News: Car fire leads to traffic delays, closures on SH-71 and Ross Rd

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities responded to a vehicle fire on State Highway 71 that led to traffic delays and road closures in the area this afternoon, according to details provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Austin.

Traffic alert: Westbound SH 71 closed at Ross Road due to a vehicle fire. #ATXtraffic #BeSafeDriveSmart— TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin) December 16, 2021

The car fire happened on westbound SH-71 at Ross Road at around 4:50 p.m.

Westbound lanes of the highway were closed as authorities investigated the crash.

It is unclear if anyone was injured in the incident.

No further details are available at this time.

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