Truck Fire Shuts Down Highway in New York

Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene of a truck fire in Queens, New York, around midnight on Tuesday, December 22.

The truck was carrying propane when it crashed and exploded. The driver had minor injuries, the NYPD was quoted as saying.

The uploader of this footage, Islam Mousa, told Storyful his “room was shaking” and it “felt very hot” due to the fire.

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