Vehicle fire causes backlog on Turnpike

A vehicle caught on fire on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Route 15 exit around 3:10 this afternoon. 

According to the Turnpike Commission, the vehicle fire broke out on the shoulder and blocked the right lane of traffic. State Police say no one was injured in the fire. 

The fire was not cleared until 4:12 p.m. At 4:35, traffic maps showed both lanes were still backlogged from the Route 283 interchange past the exit for Interstate 83.


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