New Jersey

Tractor Fire Brings Traffic to Standstill on New Jersey Highway

A tractor-trailer fire on Route 3 in New Jersey is slowing traffic at the start of the evening rush hour. 

The tractor became engulfed in flames on the highway in Rutherford, and heavy smoke could be seen for miles. 

Traffic was at a standstill on the westbound side of Route 3, projecting a troublesome drive home Wednesday. By 4:30 p.m., delays were building up to about four to five miles for a two-hour wait. 

One lane was getting by as crews cleaned up after the damaged truck. 

There was no report of any injuries. It's believed the truck was carrying food.

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