Here are the 5 things you need to know after the collapse of I-95 in Philadelphia.

What Happened:

Early Sunday morning (6/11) part of Interstate 95 collapsed due to a tanker fire underneath the northbound in Philadelphia.

All lanes were shut down on I-95 near Cottman Avenue and State Road.

According to 6ABC the fire broke out after 6 am. Reports say the collapse happened around 6:22 am with one of the last cars driving over it less than a minute before the unthinkable happened.

Reports are that the tanker was carrying a petroleum-based product when the fire began and no major injuries were reported as of Sunday evening.

The NTSB and the  Federal Highway Administration will be in Philadelphia to assess the damage and lend support.

UPDATE Monday, 6/12:

Plan Ahead:

Drivers across the Delaware Valley are preparing for a traffic headache starting Monday morning (6/12).

I-95 connects central Philadelphia with Mercer County in New Jersey and Bucks and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania. An average of 160,000 commuters travel on this portion of I-95 every day. State officials are even asking for employers to be sensitive to the travel times of their employees given the Interstate collapse.

So from what happens now to detours, here are the 5 things you need to know after the collapse of I-95 in Philadelphia.

  • The VIdeos Of The Scene Are Intense:

    In some of the videos, as drivers proceed over I-95 you can hear the road crackling.

     

  • What Is The Condition Of i-95?

    Now that the fire is out, you can see that all of the northbound lanes have collapsed and the Pennsylvania Governor says the southboun d lanes are unstable.

  • What Happens Now?

    Repairs could take months, yes months. On Monday (6/12) officials are now saying that the southbound side needs to be demolished and rebuilt as well.

    Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro plans to issue a disaster declaration Monday to speed up federal funds. He also said at least one vehicle is trapped beneath the collapsed portion of I-95. Crews will need to remove the rubble, clean up and then rebuild.

    Construction crews work on a road project

    (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Detours From 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.

    You can find detour updates on this website – click here.

    6ABC traffic reporter Matt Pellman breaks down the new commute:

  • Public Transportation:

    SEPTA is adding extra capacity to its services until further notice. FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

    Additional trains have been added to the Trenton Line on Monday, June 12:

    A.M. Added Service

    6:40 a.m. and 8:03 a.m. from Trenton

    8:25 from Holmesburg Junction Station

    P.M. Added Service

    3:05 p.m. from Suburban Station to Holmesburg Junction Station

    4:30 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. to Trenton

    Regional Rail passengers can purchase fares onboard with a credit card, if needed.

    The Cynwyd Regional Rail Line will be bused. Existing service is also available on the Market-Frankford Line, Buses and other transit services.

    Bus Routes 70, 78, & 84 will be detoured until further notice due to I-95 bridge collapse.

    Parking capacity (approximately 500 spaces) at most Regional Rail stations and at Frankford Transportation Center for service to the Market-Frankford Line.

    SEPTA Train

    (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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