MILFORD — A vehicle fire briefly closed a stretch of Route 15 south in Milford on Tuesday, causing delays for more than an hour.

The state Department of Transportation reported that Route 15 south was closed between exits 56 and 55 because of a vehicle fire. The incident was reported around 5:30 p.m.

Shortly after 6 p.m., the left lane reopened to traffic.

By around 7 p.m., Route 15 south was still congested between exits 58 and 55, about 4 miles of traffic, because of the vehicle fire. The right lane remains closed.

There were no injuries immediately reported.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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