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Sonia Pierre presented with Star Flag Award Letter
November 30, 2023
Sonia Pierre presented with Star Flag Award Letter
November 30, 2023
Detour on I-95 Phila. Bridge Collapse
June 12, 2023
On Sunday June 11, 2023, a vehicle fire under I-95 near the Cottman Avenue exit in Northeast Philadelphia caused a portion of the highway to collapse. Preliminary reports indicate a tanker truck was involved in the fire. Pennsylvania State Police closed I-95 in both directions around the area.  The Philadelphia Fire Department placed the fire under control this morning. Multiple City and state agencies are responding to address impacts to residents in the area and travelers affected by the road closure. We will share more details as they become available. 

Guidance for residents and visitors

  • Officials provided an update at 5 p.m. about the response to this incident. Watch the update here.
  • SEPTA is adding extra capacity and service. Residents are encouraged to use SEPTA as an alternative means of travel.
  • All lanes of I-95 are closed in both directions between Woodhaven and Aramingo exits.
  • Some streets in the surrounding area are closed for the emergency response.
  • Closures may change as the response continues. Travelers are encouraged to follow local news and PennDOT’s Twitter account or website (
  • Due to the current closure of I-95, complimentary parking is available at some PPA-operated SEPTA train station lots until further notice: 
  • Fern Rock Rail Station – 10th & Nedro Streets 
  • Fox Chase Rail Station – 500 Rhawn Street 
  • Torresdale Rail Station – 4900 Grant Avenue
  • Travelers should expect delays and plan alternative travel routes, especially while planning for their weekday commute.
  • Residents should continue to set their trash and recycling collections out as normal on their regular trash day and at their regular pickup site. Residents in the northeast area of the city should expect delays in collections. The Streets Department is assessing which areas will be impacted as sanitation trucks will have to be diverted to alternative travel routes.  Follow the Streets Department on Twitter for updates.

Detour routes 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)
  • Visit for the latest updates on detours and closures

Philadelphia Police Detour and Closure Info along I-95

Philadelphia Police will have the following closures and detours in place if you are travelling on I-95 in the area of the Cottman Avenue exit. Police will be located along the detour route. Local businesses and deliveries will be provided access. Expect delays along the detour and note these are subject to change.
  • Castor Avenue on-ramp for I-95 northbound
  • Closed
  • Aramingo Avenue/I-95 on and off-ramps
  • On-ramp to I-95 northbound closed
  • Betsy Ross off-ramp to I-95 northbound closed
  • Bridge Street ramp
  • I-95 on-ramp at Bridge Street closed.
  • All traffic on Tacony Street will flow northbound only from Bridge Street to New State Road.
  • Tacony Street and Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
  • Tacony Palmyra Bridge traffic onto Tacony Street closed. All traffic continues westbound onto Levick Street.
  • Cottman Avenue exit and State Road closures
  • State Road from Cottman Avenue to Longshore Avenue will be one-way, southbound travel only.
  • Southbound I-95 detour
  • Exit I-95 southbound at Cottman Avenue.
  • At the end of the ramp, right on Bleigh Street.
  • Follow Bleigh to State Road, make a left onto State.
  • Travel State Road South to Longshore Avenue.
  • Re-enter I-95 southbound at State Road and Longshore Avenue.
  • Northbound I-95 detour
  • Exit I-95 at Aramingo Avenue.
  • At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Aramingo Avenue.
  • Follow Aramingo Avenue to Tacony Street. Turn right.
  • Take Tacony Street northbound around Tacony-Palmyra Bridge loop to New State Road. Continue northbound.
  • Travel New State Road to Milnor Street and re-enter I-95 northbound.
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Penn Power Group - Fleet Services CEO, Harry S. Schlereth sits down with Jamie Irvine from The Heavy Duty Parts Report to discuss what servcies fleets need in 2022. Check it out!
Disinfecting Vehicles
August 02, 2020
Penn Power Group utilizes disinfectant mist fogging on every vehicle that leaves our Service Centers. We apply the mist to identified common surfaces and touch-points. Fogging can be an essential intervention to rapidly reduce transmission of health-associated pathogens. As a federally designated essential business we are adhering to every precaution to keep our team, our customers and their vehicles sanitized and safely on the road.
Uptime: Your Time Matters
May 11, 2020
Let’s cut to the chase.  When it comes to uptime, we know our customers have one main concern: time is money.  There is no denying that unplanned downtime can have major consequences on truck drivers and the revenue that they bring in with each carefully planned trajectory.  That is why, at Penn Power Group, we […]
Your Safety is Our Priority – COVID19 Facility Sanitation
May 01, 2020
All of our locations are taking necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of our customers and employees. In light of COVID19 we have began sanitizing our facilities daily, providing employees and customers with masks and taking everyone’s temperature who enters any of our locations. We want everyone who comes to Penn Power Group […]
Recruiting: A Well-Oiled Machine
July 17, 2019
Say the word “technician” and immediately some people conjure up an unfavorable image of someone with a dirty uniform working in a decrepit building with junk cars and rusted parts everywhere. The stereotype is strong, and the industry is aware. While we know it’s not reality, the image is not one that leads parents to prefer it as a solid career choice for their children. It’s also not an image that young students see as leading them on a lucrative or rewarding career path, therefore, it leaves our field with a systemic gap of needing qualified technicians and no one wanting to explore those opportunities.
The Brain Surgeons of Service
January 10, 2019

In mid-November 2018, 45 students from Alfred State College of Technology visited our Rochester location to get a hands-on look at what it is like to work as a full-time diesel technician.   Broken up into 3 separate groups, the students were able to rotate around to different parts of the shop and see what a potential future with Penn Power Group would look like.

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