Car Catches Fire on Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension

A car caught fire next to a tractor-trailer along a busy Pennsylvania roadway Tuesday afternoon as drivers tried to get an early start on Thanksgiving travel.

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 476) just north of the Mid-County tolls in Montgomery County.

The car fire sent black smoke into the air. It’s unclear if the big rig was involved in the incident.

No one was hurt.

Traffic was blocked as crews worked to clear the damaged car.

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