Part of I-76 in Philadelphia closed after wildfire on railroad tracks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A wildfire on train tracks closed part of Interstate 76 in Philadelphia, the city said Tuesday.

The city said eastbound I-76 between exit 342 Girard Avenue and the Philadelphia Zoo and exit 343 Spring Garden Street is closed.

SEPTA said there were reports of a fire near Penn Medicine Station, but that the fire is not affecting railroad operations.

ReadyPhiladelphia, part of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, said drivers should expect delays and consider alternative routes.

This is a developing story and will be updated.