Allentown Car Explosion Prompts Street Closures, Detours - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Allentown Car Explosion Prompts Street Closures, Detours

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    Car Explosion in Allentown

    At least two people were injured in a car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018)

    Three men were killed Saturday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania, after an "intentional" car explosion, officials said. 

    Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies descended on the immediate area of West Turner Street near North Hall Street, prompting street closures and public transportation detours.

    A section of West Turner Street remained closed Monday, a large mark where the explosion happened and nearby homes with blasted out windows.
    The Allentown Schoool District warned families that there could be some minor bus delays Monday morning due to the incident.

    A section of West Turner Street remained closed Monday, a large mark where the explosion happened and nearby homes with blasted out windows.


    The Allentown Schoool District warned families that there could be some minor bus delays Monday morning due to the incident.

    Commuters were asked Sunday to avoid the area from 7th to 8th streets and Linden to Chew streets. A shelter was set up at Cleveland Elementary School at 424 9th Street for anyone displaced by the incident.

    Due to the investigation and subsequent road closures, Turner Street between 8th and 7th streets is closed. The Allentown Transportation Center is open.

    Detour from 8th Street:

    North on 8th Street to Gordon Street

    East on Gordon Street to 7th Street to regular routing