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Long Island Expressway briefly shut by car fire, officials say

A car fire on the Long Island Expressway

A car fire on the Long Island Expressway brought traffic to a standstill for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017. The LIE reopened at 10:25 a.m. after the Plainview Fire Department extinguished the fire.  Credit: Jim Staubitser

A car fire Wednesday morning caused the temporary closing of westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway at the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway, officials said.

The lanes reopened at 10:25 a.m. after having been closed at 9:54 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation website.

Nassau County police said there were no injuries.

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