EDISON — A cement truck fire on a busy section of Route 287 in Middlesex County will have an effect on the afternoon commute.

The fully engulfed truck blocked two lanes just past Exit 1 for Route 1 on the northbound side about 11:45 a.m. creating a multi-mile delay, according to State Police spokesman Laurence Peale.

Peale said the driver of the truck, whose identity Peale did not disclose, escaped from the truck and was not injured. A cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to Peale.

The right lane remained closed for clean up and investigation creating a multi-mile delay.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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