Lanes reopen after Brevard semi fire caused heavy traffic in Fellsmere

Photo contributed by Jessica Papczynski

Update: All lanes were reopen by Thursday morning.

Earlier story, originally published Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

FELLSMERE — Motorists were in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Fellsmere late Wednesday after officials shut down southbound Interstate 95 because of a semi-trailer that caught fire in Brevard County.

The semi caught fire on the interstate sometime between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Fellsmere police Officer David Dozer said. Motorists saw black smoke billowing in the sky from the fully engulfed trailer.

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Avoid 95 just north of Sebastian

Posted by Jessica Papczynski on Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Authorities diverted traffic from I-95 to Babcock Street, North Broadway Street and County Road 512 in Fellsmere, Dozer said. It’s unknown when southbound I-95 will reopen.

Further details on the semi-trailer fire were not immediately available.

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