SOUTHBORO (CBS) – A tractor trailer carrying multiple cars caught fire on Interstate 495 in Southboro, causing significant traffic delays.

Just after 11 a.m. firefighters responded to a fire in the breakdown lane on the northbound side of the road near Route 9.

A fire destroyed the cab of a tractor trailer hauling multiple cars in Southboro. (Image Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

A fire destroyed the cab of a tractor trailer hauling multiple cars in Southboro. (Image Credit: Massachusetts State Police)

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from the truck, and flames were shooting from the cab area of the vehicle.

Several of the cars that were aboard the tractor trailer were damaged by the flames.

One car on the second level of the trailer could be seen on fire, appearing to be destroyed.

Southboro Truck Fire

In addition, the majority of the truck’s cab is gone as a result of the flames.

Heavy traffic remained on I-495, Route 9 and the Mass Pike as a result of the fire, though the left two lanes were reopened just before 1 p.m.

No further information on the truck fire is currently available.

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