Parkway East reopens after vehicle fire |

Parkway East reopens after vehicle fire

Michael DiVittorio
Courtesy of Tyra Oliver
A vehicle that caught fire on Interstate 376 westbound in Pittsburgh shut down traffic Friday afternoon during rush hour.
Courtesy of Tyra Oliver
A vehicle that caught fire on Interstate 376 westbound in Pittsburgh shut down traffic Friday afternoon during rush hour.

The Parkway East (Interstate 376) has reopened to traffic westbound in Pittsburgh after a vehicle fire. Inbound traffic was forced for a time to exit at the Second Avenue (Exit 71B) off-ramp Downtown, and then only one lane of traffic was open for a time.

Allegheny County dispatchers said the incident occurred around 4:15 p.m. Friday between the Liberty Bridge and the Tenth Street Bridge. No injuries were reported.

The vehicle that was destroyed was a Revival Chili food truck. Officials from the Pittsburgh-based food company released a statement via its Facebook page.

“We are still in shock but feel blessed to confirm no one was hurt during the accident,” the post read. “We don’t know how it happened, but are already investigating the issue. We plan to get back up and running as soon as possible so that our hardworking employees aren’t affected. Please send your good vibes and prayers our way.”

Crews were preparing to tow the vehicle around 6:15 p.m. Traffic backups remained for hours.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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