Tractor trailer fire backing up Mass Pike in West Springfield

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A tractor trailer fire caused backups on the Massachusetts Turnpike in West Springfield during the Friday morning commute.

The fire initially caused backups on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway near the I-91 interchange (Exit 45- old Exit 4), however traffic has eased on the westbound side.

Sgt. Chamberlain of the Massachusetts State Police in the Westfield barracks told 22News that a tractor trailer carrying cars caught fire near the 45.8 mile marker.

According to MassDOT, as of 9:30 a.m. all lanes are open.

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