BRAINTREE (CBS) – A car fire in the middle of Interstate 93 near the Braintree split snarled traffic during the morning commute.

A car fire near the Braintree split. (WBZ-TV)

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Flames broke out before 7 a.m. on Thursday before Exit 6.

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All northbound lanes were temporarily closed due to the fire. The road has since reopened completely.

Firefighters extinguish a car fire in Braintree. (Image Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

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Cars were detoured to Exit 5 and Route 28 while the car fire was cleared.