Motor vehicle fire shuts down Route 116

Published: 9/9/2016 3:45:00 AM

AMHERST – A section of Route 116 near the Amherst and Granby lines was shut down to traffic late Thursday night after a motor vehicle caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames, according to police. 

The driver of the vehicle reported the fire on West Street or Route 116 to Amherst Police shortly after 10 p.m., Amherst Police Sgt. Brian Johnson said. No injuries were reported.

The road was closed from Atkins Farms Country Market on West Street to Route 116 over the Granby line. The road was still closed as of 11:15 p.m. as emergency responders worked. 



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