WATCH: Tractor-trailer carrying fireworks catches fire, ignites fireworks on I-287
A tractor-trailer carrying a large amount of fireworks caught fire Sunday, igniting the fireworks – shutting down parts of I-287 South in Bridgewater.
New Jersey State Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer pulled over around 10:30 p.m. after apparently noticing the tire of a dolly he had on his trailer was on fire. The cause of that is still unknown.
Those who were stuck behind and couldn’t move when traffic came to a standstill got a free firework show – from the trailer carrying thousands of pounds of fireworks.
Traffic was backed up for miles Monday morning.
There is still no word on whose fireworks they were or where they were heading. No injuries were reported.