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Officials: Van fire jams LIE commute in Nassau

Jericho and Syosset firefighters battle a van fire

Jericho and Syosset firefighters battle a van fire on Oct. 30, 2017, on the westbound Long Island Expressway. Credit: Kevin Imm

A van caught fire Monday in the westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway in Syosset, snarling the morning commute, officials said.

The first report was of a disabled van in the center lane near Exit 43 at 6:27 a.m., but the van caught fire, Nassau County police said.

Some lanes were closed as the fire was extinguished and the vehicle removed, police said.

All lanes were reopened as of 8:42 a.m., officials said.

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