Heavy delays on Parkway following car fire, crash

     (Image: JSHN contributor Colleen Donnelly)

    (Image: JSHN contributor Colleen Donnelly)

    A car fire and a separate crash in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County are spurring heavy delays this evening.

    As of 5:00 p.m., southbound delays begin just north of Exit 109 in Middletown and extend to near Exit 102 in Tinton Falls, according to Google Maps. 

    The delays began building around 3:45 p.m. when a car fire broke out north of Exit 102. As of 5:00 p.m., the fire is out, and the vehicle is on the right shoulder, according to 511nj.org, the state’s traffic and incident reporting service. 

    Around 4:45 p.m., a crash took out one to two southbound express lanes north of the Asbury Toll Plaza, the service says. 

    According to JSHN contributors Caroline Brittain and Deanna Doria Finnerty, the crash involves an overturned vehicle in the vicinity of mile-marker 105. 

    JSHN contributor Colleen Donnelly posted a video of the car fire and said that all occupants were out of the vehicle. It was not immediately known if there were any injuries in the other incident. 

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