Tour bus fire temporarily shuts down I-495 northbound in New Castle County

Sunday, February 25, 2018 06:48PM
Tour bus travelling on I-495 catches fire: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 6 p.m., February 25, 2018

NEW CASTLE, COUNTY, Del. - A tour bus carrying about 3 dozen passengers from Shanghai, China was on its way from Washington to New York City when roadside emergency ignited.

It happened just before 4 p.m. along the northbound lanes of I-495, right at the ramp for Northbound I-95.

"I think it was the machine in the back," said passenger Ray Bai. "Pull over. Emergency. Everybody is out. The luggage is safe."

Raw video from DelDOT traffic camera

I-495 at 95 was shut down for more than an hour, snarling traffic.

Passengers were taken to a nearby visitor's center until another bus could take them to their final destination.
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