Bus fire causes major traffic delays on I-78 in Union, New Jersey

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A bus fire on I-78 in Union, New Jersey caused major traffic delays on Thursday morning.

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UNION, New Jersey — A bus was completely engulfed in flames on I-78 in New Jersey Thursday morning, causing major traffic delays during rush hour.

The fire shut down the eastbound express lanes of I-78 near Exit 50 in Union for over an hour as firefighters battled the flames. All lanes were reopened around 8:30 a.m., but there were extensive delays stretching back about 5 miles to Exit 45.

Video from AIR11 showed firefighters had extinguished the flames as of 7:30 a.m., but the bus was still smoldering.

The charter bus is owned by Trans-Bridge Lines, which provides service to and from New York. The origin and destination of the bus were not immediately known.

It wasn’t clear if there were any injuries reported.

Motorists traveling westbound on the highway didn’t fair any better, as construction brought traffic to a crawl near Rt. 24.

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