On Monday night, I spoke in Fort Lee. And yes, there were some traffic troubles.

As I made my way to Princeton after holding a town hall discussion on our parental bill of rights and small business protection act, surprisingly, I made it to the venue with zero issues, I hit a little traffic by Newark airport, but I was actually on time.

The trouble started when I ignored my navigation and stayed on the Turnpike despite being directed to take Exit 11 and the parkway to 287.

NJ Turnpike Exit 11
NJ Turnpike Exit 11
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I stayed southbound to Exit 9 but got stalled in my progress by a car that had caught fire on the shoulder.

NJ Turnpike car fire
NJ Turnpike car fire
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Of course, the firefighters were called from a southern unit so they approached the scene from the northbound lanes so the traffic there was backed up for miles.

NJ Turnpike car fire
NJ Turnpike car fire
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Were you caught in the mess? Have you ever had your car catch fire? Hit me up on the free NJ 101.5 app and I might share your story on the air!

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