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Big Rig Blaze Closes New Jersey Turnpike



    Fire Closes NJ Turnpike Southbound

    A truck carrying cars caught fire Tuesday morning closing all southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike near the Route 73 Interchange in Mount Laurel. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016)

    Drivers should plan on using Interstate 295 instead of the southbound New Jersey Turnpike after a car carrier fire closed the roadway in Burlington County Tuesday morning.

    The big rig blaze closed all lanes near Interchange 4 (Route 73 - Camden) in Mount Laurel around 5:30 a.m.

    New Jersey State Police reported no injuries.

    the fire left cars on the carrier visibly damaged.

    Some cars were able to trickle by the wreck on the shoulder but a massive backup remained.

    Motorists could use I-295 to get around the scene. The turnpike remained opened south of Interchange 3 (Route 168 - Woodbury).

    One lane was opened by 8 a.m., said state police.