Highway 153 southbound reopens after car fire on Chickamauga Dam Tuesday afternoon

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UPDATE (3:15 p.m.):

TDOT has reopened both lanes of southbound traffic on Highway 153 over Chickamauga Dam after a car caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Chattanooga firefighters with Quint 19 & Engine 22 were there to put the fire out.

It's not clear whether anyone was hurt in this incident.

Depend on us to update you as we learn more.

UPDATE (2:18 p.m.):

TDOT is now reporting several vehicles involved in a crash right around the scene of the cargo fire. It's in the 153 southbound lanes right over the old Chickamauga Lock.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has shut down part of Highway 153 in Hamilton County at the Chickamauga Dam due to a cargo fire.

According to TDOT's Smartway website, it was reported just before 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to be cleared until 4 p.m.

This is a developing traffic story. We will update this web story as soon as something changes.

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