Tanker Fire Causes Major Interstate 95 Collapse in Philadelphia

A portion of Interstate 95 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia collapsed after a tanker fire burned underneath an overpass. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 8th, causing significant damage to the highway. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

The Philadelphia Fire Department responded quickly to the scene and put out the flames, but the damage had already been done. The northbound side of I-95 was closed for several hours while crews worked to inspect the damage and clear the wreckage caused by the collapse.

According to reports from CBS Philadelphia, the incident may have been caused by a simultaneous vehicle fire and fuel spillage that ignited underneath the overpass. The fire quickly grew out of control, and emergency responders were alerted.

As a result of the collapse and the resulting traffic congestion, commuters were advised to seek alternative routes to avoid the area. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Philadelphia Police Department worked together to investigate the incident and secure the area.

Traffic disruptions were significant in the area, with motorists advised to exercise caution and patience while authorities worked to clear the scene. While the exact cause of the incident remains uncertain, early indications suggest that a fuel spillage was responsible.

This is a developing story, and more updates are expected in the coming hours.