Thruway westbound between exits 39 and 40 down to 1 lane due to vehicle fire

A vehicle fire has forced the closure of the right westbound lane of the Thruway at milepost 293.2, between exits 39 and 40, according to the State DOT. Two cars on a transport carrier caught fire.

The fire was reported at about 1:30pm Thursday, and warning signs went up shortly after.

There is no word on any injuries or how the fire started.