New Mexico

Car carrier fire led to Sunday morning shutdown of I-10 east near Las Cruces, snarling traffic

No injuries in Las Cruces Highway fire

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A multi-vehicle fire on a car carrier trailer Sunday morning led to the closure of Interstate-10 eastbound, just south of Las Cruces for about an hour and a half, snarling traffic.

The closure at milepost 145 happened about 10:30 a.m. as fire crews worked to put out the flames.

New Mexico Dept. of Transportation officials said I-10 had fully reopened and traffic flow had returned to normal by noon.

An NMDOT spokeswoman told ABC-7 that there were no injuries in the fire.

There was no immediate word on what ignited the highway fire.


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