Philadelphia

Suspicious Device Near SEPTA Station Slows Traffic, Detours Buses

Drivers and riders dealt with delays Wednesday morning as crews closed off a busy SEPTA hub after some sort of device was found nearby.

The incident blocked off Ridge Avenue near the Wissahickon Transportation Center near the Main Street split in Manayunk around 7 a.m.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see traffic coming off the City Avenue Bridge and the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) backing up as Philadelphia Police blocked off roads around the area.

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SEPTA also briefly detoured its 1, 38, R, 123, 124  bus routes.

After about 45 minutes, crews gave the all clear and began letting traffic through again.

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