Garbage truck bursts into flames on SI Expressway

January 24, 2011 4:43:44 AM PST
A Department of Sanitation garbage truck burst into flames on the eastbound side of the Staten Island Expressway Monday morning.

The vehicle caught fire near Victory Boulevard just before 6 a.m. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control.

Workers spread salt on the highway to prevent the water used to douse the flames from turning to ice.

Traffic was delayed through the area.

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