Crews working to extinguish this fire on Woodhaven Rd ramps at the North 95 ramps

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2nd overturned accident cleared after blocking Woodhaven ramps on I-95

February 08, 2019 - 10:41 am
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UPDATED: 6:45 p.m.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cross your fingers if you are hoping to the use the ramp from northbound I-95 to Woodhaven Road today.

In a wild turn of events two separate accidents in two days left the same stretch of road along I-95 shutdown.

READ: 2 injured in vehicle fire on I-95 at Woodhaven Road exit

It all began Thursday morning when a fuel truck, carrying 3,000 gallons of commercial fuel, ended up on its side, crushing part of the guardrail, catching fire and ultimately leaving two people critically injured.

After battling the flames, repairs to the ramp would extend all the way until about 3 p.m. Friday.

PennDOT spokesman Brad Rudolph explained that crews had been working to resurface the few hundred feet of fire-damaged area.

"Crews have been out there all night cutting out damaged sections of the pavement, and they're basically performing a resurfacing operation, where they're milling the surface and then they're replacing it with asphalt," Rudolph said.

Unbelievably, at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, a second vehicle would overturn and would leave the same ramp to Woodhaven Road blocked, this time only partially.

There is no word if anyone in this second accident was reported injured.

Crews would clear this accident just after six o’clock Friday evening.

KYW Newsradio’s Traffic center says that roadway has since returned to its normal patterns, and there has is no current delays for that portion of I-95.

For the latest taffic and transit information make sure you tune into KYW Newsradio 1060 AM or streaming online at RADIO.COM

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KYW Newsradio's Mike DeNardo and Kevin Wright contributed to this report.