Police & Fire

Truck Fire on I-287 Continues to Tie up Traffic


BEDMINSTER NJ - As of 1:15 PM traffic on Interstate 287 Southbound side in the Bedminster area continues to be delayed by the clean up of a truck fire and fuel spill.

At approximately 11:17 am, police responded to the report of an accident in the area of Exit 21 on Interstate 287 South in Bedminster.  Exit 21 is the intersection between I-287 and I-78.  

The initial report indicated that there was a truck fire and a fuel spill.  The police requested the assistance of the Somerset County Hazmat Unit to clean up the spill.  Authorities determined that 35 gallons of fuel leaked from the truck's saddle tank.  The majority of the fuel burned off.

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