BRICK — A large brush fire caused major traffic along a stretch of the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County during Wednesday's evening rush.

By 6 p.m., both directions of the highway at exit 91 in Brick were being rerouted, due to the smoky conditions and poor visibility.

Among first responders at the scene was Ramstown Fire Company out of Howell, which shared photos of the flames to the company's Facebook page.

Traffic was backed up as a result of the detour, as seen on a traffic camera just north of exit 91.

Parkway gridlock during fire (
Parkway gridlock during fire (

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