A part of Interstate 95 in northeast Philadelphia was shut down in each instructions on Sunday morning after a automobile fireplace induced a part of the freeway to break down, officers stated.
The hearth was beneath Route I-95 close to the Cottman Avenue exit, Sarah Peterson, a spokeswoman for the town of Philadelphia, stated in an e mail.
“The hearth is beneath management, and metropolis and state businesses are responding to deal with impacts to residents within the space and vacationers affected by the highway closure,” she stated.
Thick, black smoke stuffed the air after a automobile fireplace began round 6:30 a.m., CBS Philadelphia reported.
The Philadelphia Workplace of Emergency Administration asked people to keep away from the realm and warned that close by streets have been closed due to the emergency response. The company stated the freeway was closed between the Woodhaven and Aramingo exits.
It was not clear if anybody had died or been injured within the automobile fireplace and roadway collapse.
In April, a part of Interstate 95 was shut down after a gasoline tanker crash on a significant bridge in Connecticut.