Vehicle Fire Closes Traffic On Pell Bridge

(Newport, RI)  --  The Newport Pell Bridge was closed in both directions for some time due to a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes on Monday.  Rhode Island State Police reports indicate a woman was driving on the bridge at around 3 p.m. when she noticed smoke coming from her car and when she pulled over, she saw flames coming from underneath the hood of the vehicle.  The woman was not injured; the car was destroyed by the time authorities arrived.  Police say there was no structural damage to the bridge.

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