Van Fire Brings Thruway to Halt During Afternoon Commute

Thruway west at Route 219 closed for a time

July 09, 2018 - 4:27 pm

West Seneca, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Monday afternoon commute came to a grinding halt as a van burst into fire along the wesbound lanes of the New York State Thruway.   The Thruway westbound at Route 219 was closed entirely for a period of time while emergency crew extinguished the fire, attended to the driver and the resulting jam. No serious injuries results.

WBEN listener Howard Newberry was working near the vehicle fire and sent us these dramatic photos.

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