NEWTON (CBS) — A portion of the Mass Pike was closed for much of the day Monday because of a tractor-trailer diesel spill and fire.

The westbound side of the Route 16 interchange in Newton was closed at 10:45 a.m. when the truck fire started. About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled when the truck’s gas tanks ruptured during the fire.

Crews worked until 4:30 p.m. cleaning up the spilled fuel.

The driver, a 37-year-old man from New York City, was not injured. The truck is registered to Abilene Motor Express of Richmond, Virginia.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  1. 1stackmack says:

    what caused the fire? what brand of truck?

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