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Burned Out Deli Meat Truck Blocks I-76 Near Conshy Curve for Hours

Drivers were being forced off eastbound I-76 at the Blue Route (I-476) throughout the Monday morning rush

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A truck hauling deli meat caught fire along the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County Monday morning, causing the busy roadway to be closed for hours throughout the busy morning rush.

The tractor-trailer caught fire just before 4 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of I-76 near the Conshohocken Curve. It isn't clear if anyone was injured. Even after the blaze was extinguished, the traffic trouble remained for anyone heading from King of Prussia into Philadelphia.

The roadway was closed from the Blue Route - Interstate 476 (Exit 331) Exit to Belmont Avenue (Exit 338) past 9 a.m.

Before traffic could begin flowing again, the truck had to be broken down and towed, Pennsylvania State Police and county responders said.

Route 23, Route 30 and Ridge Pike could be used as alternate routes, but expect a slow go.

Westbound remained open, but cars slowed as they passed the scene.

The burned wreckage was finally cleared around 11:30 a.m.

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