New Jersey drivers have been handled to an early fireworks show when a fireplace sparked an unintended sendoff of pyrotechnics into the sky and closed a busy freeway.
A tractor-trailer loaded up with fireworks was touring down I-287 late Sunday night time when the Independence Day provides have been unexpectedly launched.
New Jersey State Police responded to the scene round 10:30 p.m. in Bridgewater Township, the place visitors sat bumper-to-bumper whereas the colourful explosions painted the sky.
The driving force of the rig noticed a dolly tire had caught hearth, Trooper Charles Marchan mentioned Monday. The reason for the incident remains to be underneath investigation.
The cleanup was intensive. All lanes have been closed late Sunday, and at the very least one was nonetheless cordoned off to visitors into Monday afternoon as crews labored to cleared the scene.