The New York State Thruway Authority reports on Twitter that westbound traffic between exits 40 and 41 is congested after a tractor-trailer burst into flames.
According to first responders, a tire on the truck caught fire, which led to the trailer igniting. The tractor-trailer was hauling garbage, according to those at the scene.
Traffic was initially stopped, as the entire westbound set of lanes were closed due to the fire. However, as of 1:45 pm traffic was still stop-and-go, according to the Thruway Authority on Twitter.
Weedsport, Port Byron, Jordan and Sennett fire departments were called to the scene, which was reportedly around mile marker 308.5.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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Tractor trailer fire shuts down traffic west bound on the thruway near Weedsport. pic.twitter.com/YaTefnDbsj
— Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) December 4, 2017
SYRACUSE:TRAFFIC DELAY UPDATE. Stop and go traffic: WB on I-90 exit 40-exit 41: Stopped traffic.
— NYSThruwayTRANSalert (@ThruwayTraffic) December 4, 2017
Avoid westbound on thruway just past Weedsport…someone’s not having a good day pic.twitter.com/UQs54hRCRQ
— Kevin Lindner (@eastnyjdgolf) December 4, 2017
Avoid avoid avoid! WB Thruway from Port Byron area down to Syracuse. Been sitting here for 45 mins. Fire teams working on vehicle on fire according to @ThruwayTraffic @13WHAM pic.twitter.com/NRCjBddpf6
— Justin Carter (@Jus2ice) December 4, 2017
That’s a bad day for this truck driver near Port Byron, NY pic.twitter.com/yOJhgVNmN5
— Smash the Patriarchy (@chiieddy) December 4, 2017