Downed Wires Hit Car in Old City

The ramp from Race Street to I-95 north was closed Friday afternoon after wires fell on a car.

Around 12:30 p.m., a cable wire fell from the Ben Franklin Bridge near Race Street onto a car that was on the ramp from I-95 north to the Vine Street Expressway, according to Fran O'Brien with the Delaware River Port Authority.

The off ramp from I-95 north was closed to traffic for nearly half an hour. The ramp from Race Street to I-95 remains closed. Two eastbound lanes on the bridge are also closed.

O'Brien says that the wires that fell were holding up temporary scaffolding for platforms being used to make repairs on the PATCO rail. Workers are on the scene.

No injuries have been reported.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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