Whitestone Bridge reopens after closure caused by truck fire; heavy traffic expected as cleanup finishes

The Whitestone Bridge is now reopened, after being closed due to a vehicle fire. A pickup truck carrying gas cannisters caught fire just before 9:30

The Whitestone Bridge was closed Monday morning after

The Whitestone Bridge was closed Monday morning after a pickup truck caught fire, but has since been reopened. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - The Whitestone Bridge is now reopened, after being closed due to a vehicle fire.

A pickup truck carrying gas cannisters caught fire just before 9:30 a.m. The bridge was then closed, halting traffic and clogging surrounding roadways, as emergency crews put the fire out.

While it took firefighters around 15 minutes to quell the flames, the shutdown lasted for about an hour.

Traffic is expected to remain heavy on the bridge until the scene is completely cleared. 

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