Truck carrying fireworks catches fire on I-287 in Bridgewater

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Monday, June 27, 2022
Fiery crash involving fireworks truck lights up the sky
John Del Giorno reports from NewsCopter 7 over the aftermath of the crash in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey (WABC) -- A truck carrying thousands of pounds of fireworks went up in flames on Interstate 287 in Bridgewater Sunday night, putting on a fireworks show for drivers stuck in traffic.

The truck caught fire at around 10:45 p.m., and drivers were stuck behind the accident for hours.

Cell phone video recorded from traffic backup showed the fireworks shooting out of the top of the truck.

WATCH: Raw video from scene of fireworks truck fire

Cell phone video shows fireworks exploding out of the top of a truck that crashed on I-287 in Somerset County.

NewsCopter 7 was over what was left of the truck around 6:15 a.m. Monday.

Two lanes of the interstate were closed at Mile Marker 15.4 for the cleanup.

There was no immediate word what led to the incident.

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