I-95 Collapses in Philadelphia After Vehicle Fire, Trapping People Underneath Debris – Rescue Efforts Underway

Portion of I-95 in Philadelphia Collapses After Vehicle Engulfed by Fire

A section of the major I-95 highway in Philadelphia collapsed after a tanker truck caught fire underneath. The incident occurred early this morning around 3:30 am near the Girard Avenue exit. The vehicle became engulfed in flames, causing the highway to crumble and collapse.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and found that several people were trapped underneath the debris. They worked tirelessly for hours to rescue them and eventually were able to free them all. According to reports, at least three individuals were injured but their condition is not yet known.

The collapse caused a massive traffic jam in Northeast Philadelphia as commuters were forced to find alternative routes. The Department of Transportation is advising drivers to avoid the area and seek alternative routes until further notice. The roadway will remain closed for the foreseeable future as crews work to clear the rubble and assess the damage.

State and federal officials are pledging to provide all necessary resources to rebuild the section of the highway that collapsed. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, and we will work tirelessly to get I-95 back up and running as quickly as possible,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire and subsequent collapse. However, they are currently investigating the incident and hope to have more answers soon. This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as they become available.