Big Rig Blaze Closes New Jersey Turnpike

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.

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