Truck fire causes traffic problems for many NJ Turnpike drivers
A truck fire that torched a New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza Tuesday night caused many traffic problems Wednesday.
The fire occurred at exit 10 in Edison. And while the exit ramp is open, the entrance ramp has been shut down for repairs. Turnpike Authority officials hope to have the entry ramp reopened by the Thursday morning commute.
Officials say a tractor-trailer ran over a mattress while traveling on Route 287. They say after the mattress ignited, the driver pulled into the toll plaza and jumped out before the entire truck and toll plaza burst into flames.
Extra toll collectors were called in to work at exits 9 and 11, where drivers can enter the Turnpike in the Central New Jersey area.