Gas Leak Prompts Authorities to Close Delaware Memorial Bridge Sunday

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On Sunday, November 25th, a gas leak caused major traffic headaches and safety concerns on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Both sides of the bridge became parking lots after authorities with the Delaware Department of Transportation and the Delaware River and Bay Authority shut down all lanes of the bridge in both directions due to a gas leak at a chemical facility near the twin spans.

A fire company official said the leaked chemical was highly flammable, and had the flume had an ignition source things could have been catastrophic.

The bridge reopened late Sunday night after the leak was contained.

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