Vehicles Burst Into Flames, Block Busy South Jersey Road

Fiery wreck blocks lanes along Route 42 in Camden County

A fiery wreck caused traffic woes on a busy South Jersey roadway that serves as a gateway toward Philadelphia for hours during the Thursday morning commute.

Three vehicles burst into flames along Route 42 northbound just before Exit 12 in Blackwood, Camden County, around 6:30 a.m.

There were some minor injuries, New Jersey state police said.

Crews closed the road as they extinguished the flames. Traffic quickly backed up approaching the scene and remained backed up to the Atlantic City Expressway for about two hours.

Traffic also slowed on the southbound lanes.

Drivers used Route 55 as an alternate, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington said.

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