Northbound I-95 reopens near Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia

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Monday, February 22, 2021
Northbound I-95 reopens near Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia
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Officials said an 18-wheeler caught on fire at about 2 a.m. and burned so hot that the road was damaged.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 reopened Monday morning near the Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia following a truck fire.

Officials said an 18-wheeler caught on fire at about 2 a.m. and burned so hot that the road was damaged.

The lanes were closed beginning at about 4 a.m. and by 7 a.m., traffic stretched for miles.

By about 11 a.m., all lanes had reopened.

The truck driver was not injured, authorities said.