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. 

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    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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