Large Truck Fire Forces Closures on New York Freeway

A truck erupted into a large fire on a freeway in Queens, New York, in the early hours of Tuesday, December 22.

This video uploaded to Twitter shows large plumes of black smoke emanating from a fire on the Long Island Expressway. Explosions can be heard as the fire rages.

Authorities closed all westbound lanes on the freeway at Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens. Locals were urged to avoid the area. Credit: @andrewkao37 via Storyful