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Van fire stops westbound traffic on Route 422 in Amity

Published On: Apr 17 2014 11:05:09 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2014 04:51:23 PM CDT

A vehicle fire stopped westbound traffic on Route 422 in eastern Berks County.

AMITY TWP., Pa. -

A vehicle fire stopped westbound traffic on Route 422 in eastern Berks County.

The driver told police he was traveling along 422 when he began experiencing mechanical problems and pulled off onto the shoulder of the highway near Hill Road shortly before noon Thursday.

A short time later, the van erupted in flames.

Route 422 West was closed while crews worked to extinguish the fire and remove the charred vehicle.

The driver was not injured.