MOUNT LAUREL — A truck fire on the New Jersey Turnpike caused traffic problems to start the commute on Tuesday.

A fully loaded car carrier caught fire south of Exit 4 in Mount Laurel, closing all lanes to be around 5:30 a.m, State Police said. Only the left shoulder was getting by as of 7:30 a.m.

Police said the truck was already pulled over to the shoulder possibly for a mechanical  problem when it caught fire but the driver was not injured.

Route 295 is the best alternative to get around the fire scene.

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