Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway shut after truck catches fire
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Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway shut after truck catches fire

Traffic in both directions halted as firefighters called to scene

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

A burning truck on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, Thursday (photo credit:Times of Israel)
A burning truck on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, Thursday (photo credit:Times of Israel)

A burning truck on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway caused police to shut down Route1 in both directions on Thursday morning.

The highway is one of Israel’s most important and busy routes, and acts as the main artery to the country’s capital.

Last month, a large brush fire shut down traffic on the road for hours, creating massive traffic jams around the capital.

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