The Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel reopened to traffic on Friday evening

MONTREAL — Traffic was able to resume early Friday evening, heading south in the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel. A vehicle fire forced it to close for most of the day.

According to Québec511, vehicles were able to gain access to the tunnel again around 7:30 p.m. heading south.

Traffic was disrupted early in the day when a vehicle caught fire. No one was reportedly injured in the incident.

In the afternoon, teams carried out inspections in the tunnel, but the Ministry of Transport confirmed around 3 p.m. that the operations had been completed.

The following hours were used to clean up the premises.

During the closure, motorists were invited to take the detour via the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

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