Westbound Thruway lanes reopen after truck fire

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say the westbound lanes of the Thruway in southwestern New York have reopened after being shut down when a Thruway Authority truck caught fire.

State police say a Thruway dump truck caught fire late Monday morning on Interstate 90’s westbound side between exits 60 and 61 in the Chautauqua County town of Westfield, 55 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Troopers say no injuries are reported.

Both lanes were closed for about 30 minutes before they were reopened by 1 p.m.

There’s no indication yet on what caused the fire.

It’s the third vehicle fire on the western stretch of I-90 in the past two weeks. A recreational vehicle caught fire two weeks ago in Chautauqua County and a tractor-trailer burned last week at Exit 48A in Genesee County.

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