UPDATE 9:03 a.m.: According to the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services, “29 Ex Northbound” has reopened in the Candlers Mountain Road area after a Thursday morning vehicle fire.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Thursday morning motorists may need to use an alternate route through Lynchburg because of a vehicle fire.

The Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services says “29 Ex Northbound” is closed until further notice near Candlers Mountain Road due to the fire.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area for the time being.

This is a developing story.