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Fire Shuts Down Garden State Parkway In Brick Township

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- Part of the Garden State Parkway was shut down in both directions in Brick Township for hours Wednesday due to a fire.

Officials say the fire broke out near Exit 91 on Wednesday evening.

As CBS2's Dan Rice reports, the fire appeared to originate in a tunnel under the parkway. Smoke could be seen coming out of the tunnel and from the center divider on the parkway.

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Brush Fire Shuts Down Garden State Parkway In Brick Township

A fire has shut down part of the Garden State Parkway in Brick Township. Chopper 2 is heading to the scene. More details: See complete local coverage on CBSN New York:

Posted by CBS New York on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

It's unknown what was burning, but it took firefighters a good portion of the late afternoon into the evening to get it under control.

It's unclear at this time if the roadway was damaged by the fire.

As of 11 p.m., all lanes remained closed in both directions between exits 98 and 89B.

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