The fire, which happened in the northbound lanes, started near East 96th Street, FDNY officials said. The lanes were shut down and crews were still on scene around 8:20 a.m.
The blaze caused traffic delays on the freeway up towards 116th Street, according to the city’s emergency management team. Officials advised drivers to consider alternate routes.
FDNY officials said they received the call around 7:40 a.m. and were beginning to control the fire just before 8:30 a.m., but were still on scene.
No injuries were reported.
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