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Tanker Truck Explosion/Fire Leads to Collapse of I-95 Overpass, Philadelphia, PA

Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA | 2023-Jun-11

Initial Notification: At 10:00pm on 11 June 2023, , USCG Sector Delaware Bay notified the NOAA SSC that a gasoline tanker truck exploded, resulting in a fire that led to the collapse of an I-95 overpass of the northbound lanes and closure of the southbound lanes. A small amount of gasoline entered the City of Philadelphia's sewer system and created a sheen in the Delaware River.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Gasoline
Total amount at risk of spill: 10,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 0.92′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 3.18′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable