NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A tanker truck overturned and burst into flames Monday on the western spur of the New Jersey Turnpike.
It happened on the Exit 16W ramp during the morning commute.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Armed With Taser, Large Knife Arrested At Washington Square Park
Chopper 2 was overhead as the fire started to spread from the truck to nearby brush.READ MORE: Police Seek Person Of Interest After Children Are Caught In Middle Of Brazen Shooting In The Bronx
The exit ramp was closed in both directions, and traffic was delayed in the area.
It’s unclear what caused the crash, but it did not appear that any other vehicles were involved.MORE NEWS: Juneteenth Celebrations Across New York City Take On New Meaning In 2021