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Southbound La Fontaine tunnel reopens after car ignites

The crew was determining if there was significant damage to the tunnel structure.

The southbound Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel.
Photo courtesy of: Marcos Townsend/Montreal Gazette File

Early Friday morning, after the car ignited around 6am, the southbound Louis-Hippolita-La Fontaine tunnel was closed.

According to Sûreté du Québec spokesman Hélène Nepton, there were no serious injuries, but the crew had to make sure that the structure was not seriously damaged, so the tunnel closed after 9 am. It remained done.

The La Fontaine Tunnel was built in 1967, and Transport Quebec began extensive work this yearto extend its lifespan for another 40 years.

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