Tanker Fire Causes I-95 to Collapse in Northeast Philadelphia
Part of Interstate 95 has collapsed due to a tanker fire underneath the northbound in Philadelphia.
All lanes are currently shut down as of the time of this post (9:30a.m.) near Cottman Avenue and State Road.
According to 6ABC the fire broke out after 6a.m.
VIDEO/BREAKING: SkyFOX over the section of northbound I-95 that has collapsed in Philadelphia near the Cottman Ave exit. A tanker truck in the underpass beneath 95 caused the North lanes above to collapse & South have buckled down too. pic.twitter.com/0aIqreRlzI— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) June 11, 2023
Detour Guidance from PennDOT:
- I-95 Southbound: Route 63 West (Woodhaven Road), U.S. 1 South, 76 East, 676 East
- I-95 Northbound: I-676 West, I-76 West, U.S. 1 North to Route 63 East (Woodhaven Road)
As state officials respond to the impacts of the I-95 collapse both directions of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia remain closed. The fire is under control and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro said the rebuild of I-95 will take a number of months.
Early this AM a vehicle fire under I-95 in Philly caused part of the highway to collapse.— Governor Josh Shapiro (@GovernorShapiro) June 11, 2023
While this is still an active scene, I completed an aerial view of the site and was briefed by first responders, law enforcement and transportation experts on the ground with @PhillyMayor. pic.twitter.com/g4rHy5NTMM
SEPTA has added extra capacity and service and the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced complimentary parking at certain stations until further notice.
Due to the current closure of I-95, complimentary parking is available at the below PPA-operated @SEPTA train station lots until further notice:— The PPA (@PhilaParking) June 11, 2023
Fern Rock Rail Station - 10th & Nedro Streets
Fox Chase Rail Station - 500 Rhawn Street
Torresdale Rail Station - 4900 Grant Avenue pic.twitter.com/SGjxg7N9z5
For official updates from the city click here.