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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Route 51 was shut down twice Friday afternoon after a car fire and an accident that happened within hours of one another.

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The first incident happened just after 4 p.m. near Crane Avenue. Viewer video from Melanie Jo Meiser showed flames and smoke pouring from underneath the hood of a four-door sedan.


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One northbound lane and two southbound lanes were shut down between Woodruff Street and Crane Avenue for about an hour.

The car was towed away around 5 p.m. and the lanes reopened to traffic. Further details on that incident have not yet been released.

Right before 6 p.m., all lanes of Route 51 were shut down again after another accident on East Saw Mill Run Boulevard and Provost Road.

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