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Vehicle fire shuts down Route 460 near Liberty University

Officials said a this vehicle caught fire while on Route 460 Monday causing major traffic delays (Photo: WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A vehicle caught fire on Route 460 West near Liberty University and caused some major traffic backups and delays Monday around 6:30 p.m.

Black smoke could be seen from miles away.

Traffic was at a standstill and Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services said that the road was blocked due to the vehicle fire.

One lane is now reopened.

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

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