The Delaware Bridge will turn off in two directions after a gas leak on Sunday afternoon, an important artery on the East Coast to stop traffic one of one of the biggest days of one year's journey.
The Department of Transportation of Delaware tweeted late Sunday that the Delaware Memorial Bridge was "REGULAR TRAFFIC" and asked for passengers to drive safely.
Leak created the chemical production facility in Delaware, Croda Atlas Point, with twin bridges suspended in Washington and New York, said Holloway Terrace Fire Company Public Information Director George Greenley.
The leaked chemical was an ethylene oxide, a highly-fueled gas-based methanol product, Greenley said.
"If this flume had been a source of ignition, bridge traffic could be a waste," he said.
Bridge 5 p.m. is closed around Sunday Croda operator must shut down, Delaware River and the Bay Authority tweeted.
Greenley said the fire officials had been emptied at the piping facilities before they opened the bridge again. He said earlier on Sunday that the chemical was flushing quickly from the pipes and hoping to open the bridge again in the following hours. The National State of Natural Resources and Environmental Control data were declining.
The traffic on both sides of the bridge was diverted to other ports, including the northern Barry Commodore Barry, as the authorities called the situation of "parking lots" to disperse other clogged paths.
The bridge connects the Interstate 295 on eight roads, on the southern bank of the Delaware River, between northern Delaware and southern New Jersey. It also crosses southern New Jersey traffic from Turnpike. More than 80,000 vehicles go through daily, depending on the authority.
Lashrecse Aird, a member of the Virginia House of Representatives, was stuck in the traffic of the Virginia home of New York. The Thanksgiving subway usually lasts for six hours, but it has already been on the road during this period and the GPS has spent more than three hours.
When a police vehicle and dangerous material trucks approached the bridge when it approached. He stopped for an hour before addressing it, he said.
"295 to reach 322 meters north of North, it directed us to Barry Bridge," he said, "and then it will take us to the south. Someone will arrive in this direction, so we're still not moving."