CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – A car fire on Interstate 40 West in Cary near mile marker 284 closed three lanes for nearly three hours Tuesday night, officials said.

The fire was reported at 8:16 p.m.

A Jeep with its front incinerated was seen on the side of the interstate, leaving just the far left lane for traffic just west of the Airport Boulevard exit, which is near Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The lanes were initially expected to be closed until about 10 p.m.

But, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said just before 11 p.m. that the lanes remained closed.

The highway reopened around 11:05 p.m.