Scrap metal littered an area roadway this afternoon bringing traffic to a halt.
It wasn’t clear where the debris came from but it was clear that it caused a traffic mess along the southbound lanes of Interstate-95 near Exit 19 near Front and Packer Streets in South Philadelphia.
PennDOT closed the highway near the exit for the Walt Whitman Bridge/Packer Avenue for about two hours around 12:30 p.m. Thursday as crews worked to clear the debris.
Traffic quickly backed up behind the scene.
NBC10 reporter Lu Ann Cahn was riding in a news van when they passed the scene in the northbound lane. She captured a photo showing large pieces of metal strewn across the asphalt.
The roadway was open again by 2:40 p.m.
There were no reports of injury.