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.