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PHOTOS: Sausage/Cheese Truck Fire Closes Route 3 For Hours

Westbound Route 3 was closed for more than two hours. Westbound Route 3 was closed for more than two hours.
Westbound Route 3 was closed for more than two hours. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photos: Sean Slattery
"The loud explosion made my home shake," said Rafael Molinaro. This photo is a still shot from a video he shot. "The loud explosion made my home shake," said Rafael Molinaro. This photo is a still shot from a video he shot.
"The loud explosion made my home shake," said Rafael Molinaro. This photo is a still shot from a video he shot. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Rafael Molinaro
The driver got out OK. The driver got out OK.
The driver got out OK. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photos: Sean Slattery
Rutherford firefighters doused the flames. Rutherford firefighters doused the flames.
Rutherford firefighters doused the flames. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photos: Sean Slattery
The sound barrier was damaged. The sound barrier was damaged.
The sound barrier was damaged. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photos: Sean Slattery
The incident temporarily closed westbound Route 3. The incident temporarily closed westbound Route 3.
The incident temporarily closed westbound Route 3. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photos: Sean Slattery

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rutherford firefighters doused a fire in a truck carrying cheese and sausage that shut down westbound Route 3 for several hours Wednesday past the evening rush.

The All Ways Transportation Inc. driver got out safely after the International tractor caught fire just before 3 p.m. near the Lincoln Avenue ramp.

Flames quickly raced into the trailer and also damaged a section of the highway's sound barrier.

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