By Shereen Siewert

Northbound and southbound lanes in a section of Hwy. 45 near Antigo in Langlade County are closed due to a fire, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The fire was reported at about 1:15 p.m. Monday. The road remains closed as of 2:50 p.m., according to the DOT.

Traffic in both directions is being detoured. Motorists should plan an alternate route or expect delays.

There’s no word on the severity of the fire or how long the road will remain closed.

This story will be updated.