Massive delays on I-78 east from tractor-trailer fire, lane closures

A tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 78 east in Union County forced lane closures and caused major traffic backups Wednesday morning.

The tractor-trailer burst into flames just before 7 a.m. near Glenside Avenue in Berkeley Heights and has closed the right and center lanes, according to, the state department of transportation’s traffic website.

Delays are 50-55 minutes as of 7:20 a.m.

State Police said they didn’t have additional information.

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Source: Union

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