SW Freeway reopens following vehicle fire at Kirby

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Viewer video shows the fire that had the Southwest Freeway at Kirby shut down Thursday. (Video courtesy Dana LeConey)

All northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway are now reopened after a car fire shut the freeway down, creating a rush hour nightmare.

Officials forced all traffic off the freeway at the Kirby exit, due to a vehicle fire on the mainlanes.

The road has since reopened but drivers can expect major delays in the area. Check real-time traffic.

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