I-95 Open Again After Scrap Metal Mess

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Dec 5, 2013  |  Updated 3:55 PM EDT
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I-95 Open Again After Scrap Metal Mess

Dec. 5, 2013: Debris litters I-95 in South Philly.

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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.

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There were no reports of injury.

 


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