First Alert Traffic

Truck Carrying Milk Catches Fire, Blocks Busy Route 202

Drivers can use U.S. Route 30 to get around the wreck on U.S. Route 202 northbound in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Friday morning

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A tanker truck carrying milk caught fire on busy U.S. Route 202 in Chester County Friday morning, causing traffic headaches for hours.

The wreck, which happened before 4 a.m., closed northbound 202 near Route 401 in East Whiteland Township during the early part of the morning commute.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead around 6 a.m., you could see the truck nearly perpendicular to the road, the burned out cab and sand on the roadway with numerous emergency vehicles blocking all lanes.

The crash closed 202 from 401 up to Route 29 in the King of Prussia direction. NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Sheila Watko suggested hopping off Route 202 at U.S. Route 30 and taking Route 30 to Route 29 to hop back on 202 past the crash scene.

A tow truck was finally brought in around 6:40 a.m. as the truck was moved, but all lanes remained closed.

The wreck was finally cleared and traffic was running on Route 202 again shortly before 8:30 a.m. The ramp to Route 401 remained closed.

The cause of the crash wasn't clear.

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