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Dump truck fire closes 1 westbound Thruway lane

June 23, 2014
Associated Press

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the westbound side of the Thruway in southwestern New York is down to one lane after a Thruway Authority truck caught fire.

State police say a Thruway dump truck caught fire late Monday morning on Interstate 90's westbound side between exits 60 and 61 in the Chautauqua (shuh-TAW'-kwuh) County town of Westfield, 55 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Troopers say no injuries are reported.

Both lanes were closed for about 30 minutes. The left lane has re-opened.

Fire crews remain at the scene. There's no indication yet on what caused the fire.

It's the third vehicle fire on the western stretch of I-90 in the past two weeks. A recreational vehicle caught fire two weeks ago in Chautauqua County and a tractor-trailer burned last week at Exit 48A in Genesee County.

 
 

 

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