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Semi truck goes up in flames, shuts down Milwaukee highway for hours

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The Journal Times, Racine, Wisc.

All northbound lanes of Interstate 94 and two southbound lanes were closed at Highway G for approximately four hours Wednesday after a semitrailer fire in Milwaukee County.

At approximately 7:26 a.m. Wednesday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported that northbound traffic was being diverted off I-94 at Highway G due to a semitrailer fire in Oak Creek near Oakwood Road.

A Racine County Sheriff’s Office deputy directs traffic on the overpass of Highway G Wednesday.

Two southbound lanes were also blocked for emergency vehicles, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said in a traffic notification.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., traffic remained heavily congested on roadways adjacent to the interstate, especially along the frontage roads and highways V and 38, with northbound and southbound traffic stretching into both Racine and Milwaukee counties.

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