According to Dietz & Watson CEO Louis Eni, all spoiled food and debris will be removed by the end of today. That marks a major milestone since the packing plant caught on fire on Labor Day weekend.
According to Eni, more than 600 truckloads have already been hauled to three area landfills since cleanup started. Each truck hauled between 30,000 to 35,000 pounds of debris and food.
The next step is odor-suppression. According to Eni, they will continue using a plant-based odor-neutralizing mist around the perimeter of the site as well as direct application.
The burnt building will be completely demolished in the next couple of weeks.
"We will not rest until the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods is back to normal," Eni said.
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to identify a teenager in connection with a vandalism and explosion in Philadelphia's Francisville section.
We're learning details of an attack against a Temple University student late Wednesday afternoon, just after freshmen moved into the dorms.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather for the next two days. Humid today and tomorrow, with seasonable temperatures. The best chance for rain will be this afternoon & tonight, where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday morning. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend.