Car Fire Shuts Down Richardson Highway North-Bound Lanes Friday Afternoon

Both North-bound lanes of the Richardson Highway between North Pole and Fairbanks were blocked after a vehicle caught on fire on the side of the road.

At least one fire truck was on the scene, and traffic was completely blocked as of 12:30 Friday afternoon.

Drivers should be aware of the incident and proceed with caution if traveling into Fairbanks from North Pole.

Details are still emerging and we will provide more information as it becomes available.