Tractor-Trailer Fire Closes Road

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WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP -- A truck fire has part of a road shut down in Northumberland County.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday on Route 147 in West Chillisquaque Township near the intersection with Route 405.

Emergency crews said the truck had brake problems before it caught fire.

The rig was hauling cartons of milk.

Northbound traffic is getting by the scene. Emergency crews expect that it could take about three hours reopen the southbound lane.