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City of Reading Announces Partial Street Reopening  Following Lincoln Chemical Fire.

Reading, PA: The City of Reading is pleased to announce the reopening of Laurel Street to South 9th Street to traffic tonight, January 26, 2024. However, please be advised that the 600 block of South 9th Street will remain closed.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to provide detailed updates on the ongoing activities related to the Lincoln Chemical fire through a dedicated StoryMap. For more information, please visit the EPA’s StoryMap at

The City of Reading appreciates the community's patience and cooperation during these ongoing efforts to ensure public safety. Further updates will be provided as the situation progresses.