I-794 semi crash, traffic diverted at Van Buren for hours

A semitruck crash shut down eastbound Interstate 794 at Van Buren Street for several hours Tuesday, Jan. 24.

It happened around 12:05 p.m. Wisconsin Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed the semi tipped over where eastbound traffic turns south approaching the Hoan Bridge.

Shortly after 4 p.m. – four hours after the closure began – crews got the semi upright again. It was not until around 6 p.m. that traffic reopened.

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According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, the driver had minor injuries.

The semi was hauling empty pallets. WisDOT cameras showed a forklift and several flatbed trucks arrive to remove the pallets before work began to get the semi upright.

The speed limit on the ramp as traffic moves from eastbound to southbound is 35 mph.