Commuters trying to drive past exit 14 near Bridgewater on I-287 South have almost assuredly experienced delays. That is because a tractor trailer carrying fireworks ignited last night.
According to News 12 it is believed the truck was carrying “thousands of pounds” of fireworks. Currently two lanes of traffic are now moving on I-287 South. As of 8 a.m. at least one lane of traffic was closed.
Video of the unintended fireworks show was captured on video and later shared by News 12. There has been no report of any injuries.
VIDEO: A tractor-trailer carrying a large amount of fireworks caught fire overnight, igniting the #fireworks – shutting down parts of I-287 in #NewJersey. (Courtesy: Albin Forgiarini) More Information - https://t.co/i2bwxqt1Rk pic.twitter.com/DbIsJV9YuE— News12NJ (@News12NJ) June 27, 2022
#njmornings Close-up of trailer that burned on I-287 South near Exit 14 in Bridgewater overnight.— Tony Caputo (@TonyCaputo) June 27, 2022
2 left lanes now open as traffic gets by slowly.
It’s believed it was this truck that was carrying thousands of pounds of fireworks…that exploded! No word on injuries. @News12NJ pic.twitter.com/AYeQTwW5gc