Axle fire causes U.S. Route 50 traf­fic jam

Record Observer - - NEWS -

A box trailer fire slowed traf­fic on Route 50 west near South Piney Road Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Dec. 21. A tow truck was tow­ing a reg­u­lar 53-foot-long box trailer when the tow truck driver no­ticed the rear axle on the trailer was fail­ing, Mary­land State Po­lice said. The driver stopped and no­ticed the fire, which was put out. The trailer was car­ry­ing heat­ing fur­naces. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

PHOTO BY CHRISTO­PHER KERSEY

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