Truck carrying Gatorade catches fire on I-287

A tractor-trailer carrying thousands of gallons of Gatorade

A tractor-trailer carrying thousands of gallons of Gatorade overturned, causing traffic issues on I-287 in Bergen County. (Credit: Joe Afflerbach)

OAKLAND - A truck carrying thousands of gallons of Gatorade burst into flames, closing a portion of I-287 North for a time Wednesday evening.

The trailer loaded with the Gatorade separated from the truck cab and went tumbling over the side of the road into a ravine. The cab of the truck caught fire and fuel leaked into the river below.

The mess caused a lot of traffic backups on the highway.

The driver was brought to the hospital with minor injuries. Emergency crews had to clean up a fuel spill.

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