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      Burning car sparks rush hour problems

      A man stopped his car at the stoplight at the Monroe Street intersection shortly after 8:30 a.m. when he noticed smoke and flames coming from underneath the hood.

      Rush hour traffic on Jefferson City's Whitten Expressway was at a standstill Monday morning after a car caught on fire. A man stopped his car at the stoplight at the Monroe Street intersection shortly after 8:30 a.m. when he noticed smoke and flames coming from underneath the hood.

      The man immediately got out the car and called 911.

      Firefighters had the flames under control in a matter of minutes.

      Public Works Department crews spread extra salt at the scene to prevent icy conditions.

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