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Philadelphia’s I-95 Overpass Collapses After Massive Fire From Tanker That Burst Into Flames Underneath

By 06/11/2023 2:53 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


In Philadelphia, a significant automobile fire under an elevated segment of Interstate 95 resulted in the collapse of a sizable chunk of the roadway, shutting it in both directions.

In northeast Philadelphia, a huge slab that covered a piece of the northbound lanes crashed onto the surface road, as shown in a video from the site.

There were no recent reports of injuries, according to officials.

According to Philadelphia Fire Department Capt. Derek Bowmer, emergency workers arrived just before 6:30 a.m.

On Sunday, a car or fleet of vehicles had a major fire, according to an accident report. Initial reports suggested the car could have been a tanker truck, but authorities stated it hadn’t been confirmed.

According to reports, the fire has been put out.

According to Bowmer, the southbound lanes were “compromised” by the heat from the fire, while the northbound lanes were completely gone.

Additionally, he said that explosions underground were being brought on by runoff from the fire or even damaged gas lines.

In addition, drainage into the neighboring Delaware River has environmental effects, according to officials.

It will be a long day today.

And obviously, it will take considerably longer given that 95 northbound is closed and 95 southbound is uncertain, according to Dominick Mireles, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management.

He stated that in order to begin clearing the rubble, heavy construction equipment would be needed.

The emergency management agency advised people to stay away from the area and stated that other routes were closed for the response.

Additionally, they stated that a drone would be launched to evaluate the damage.


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