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Major US highway collapses after tanker truck fire

nsnewsAn overpass on one of America’s busiest highways collapsed early Sunday after a tanker crossing underneath burst into flames, Pennsylvania’s governor said, predicting it will take months to fully restore the “critical artery.”

Governor Josh Shapiro said at an afternoon press briefing that surprisingly no one traveling along Interstate 95 above the blaze had been injured, but that authorities were working to “identify any individual or individuals who may have been caught in the fire” below.

With roughly 160,000 vehicles per day passing through that section of highway in northeastern Philadelphia, according to the state’s transportation secretary, the collapse is likely to lead to major traffic delays just as the summer holiday season gets underway.

Interstate 95 (I-95) connects major cities along the US East Coast from Maine to southern Florida.

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