PARSIPPANY — A school bus caught fire along Route 80 at the end of the Thursday morning commute, one of two incidents that had impacts on the ride.

All the students on board and the driver safely got off and were taken from the scene on in the eastbound lanes just east of Route 287 around 9 a.m., according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Flynn.

No injuries were reported to students or the driver.

Delay on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Clark
Delay on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Clark (NJ DOT)
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Flynn said he did not know what school district the bus was from nor what caused the fire.

The fire caused a muli-mile rubbernecking delay in both directions. There was also a delay on the exit ramp from Route 287.

Earlier in the morning, three cars rear-ended one another on the northbound Garden State Parkway in Cranford around 7 a.m., with no serious injuries, Flynn said.

The incident created a multi-mile delay for much of the morning commute.

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

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