I-95 near Broad Street reopens after truck fire

May 6, 2013 6:53:56 AM PDT
All lanes of I-95 near Broad Street are open after a tractor-trailer fire shut down the highway Sunday morning.

The fire occurred around 6:00 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say the tractor-trailer, carrying pineapples, was heading northbound on I-95 near Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.

The trailer came into contact with another vehicle and then struck the concrete median.

The tractor-trailer then caught fire.

The fire was placed under control at approximately 6:40 a.m.

Medics transported the driver of the tractor-trailer to a local hospital.

The driver's condition has not been released. Both lanes of I-95 were closed for nearly two hours, with the southbound lanes reopening around 7:50 a.m.

All lanes were reopened shortly before 1:00 p.m.


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