PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney joined Governor Shapiro, SEPTA, PennDOT, and City and state officials to provide an update on the City’s response to a vehicle fire under the northbound lanes of I-95 near the Cottman Avenue exit in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this morning, which caused a portion of the highway to collapse. Pennsylvania State Police have closed I-95 in both directions around the area.
The Philadelphia Fire Department placed the fire under control this morning. Multiple City and state agencies are responding to address impacts to residents in the area and travelers affected by the road closure. There is no impact to drinking water quality as a result of the incident. The Philadelphia Water Department is continuing to monitor the situation and working with other agencies in the emergency response.
Street Closures and Detours
All lanes of I-95 are closed in both directions between Woodhaven and Aramingo exits. Some streets in the surrounding area are closed for the emergency response. Below are the confirmed detour routes, according to PennDOT:
- I-95 Southbound: Route 63 West (Woodhaven Road), U.S. 1 South, 76 East, 676 East
- I-95 Northbound: I-676 West, I-76 West, U.S. 1 North to Route 63 East (Woodhaven Road)
Travelers should expect delays and plan alternative travel routes, especially while planning for their weekday commute. Closures may change as the response continues. Visit pa.gov/i95updates for ongoing updates.
In order to accommodate travel through the city and region following the I-95 collapse, SEPTA will provide added capacity and service on the Trenton, West Trenton and Fox Chase Lines. Additional information is available in this SEPTA press release. Residents can check online at SEPTA.org and on Twitter @SEPTA for updates and schedules.
PPA Complimentary Parking: Due to the current closure of I-95, complimentary parking will be available at the following PPA-operated SEPTA Philadelphia train station parking lots until further notice:
- Fern Rock Rail Station Lot – 10th & Nedro Streets
- Fox Chase Rail Station Lot – 500 Rhawn Street
- Torresdale Rail Station Lot – 4900 Grant Avenue
Trash and Recycling Collections
Residents should continue to set their trash and recycling collections out as normal on their regular trash day and at their regular pickup site. Residents in the northeast area of the city should expect delays in collections. The Streets Department is assessing the impact to sanitation trucks traveling in the area and if any will have to be diverted to alternative travel routes. Residents can follow the Streets Department on Twitter @PhilaStreets for updates.
- View Governor Shapiro’s press briefing with Mayor Kenney, City and State officials on Sunday, June 11 at 5 p.m. EST
- Visit pa.gov/i95updates for the latest updates on detours and closures
- Visit SEPTA.org for information regarding extra capacity and service
- Visit the City’s blog post in English and Spanish for on-going information on City services
- Follow the Office of Emergency Management and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Twitter
- Sign up for emergency alerts by texting ReadyPhila to 888-777