Semi strikes overpass on NB I-94/43 at Chase

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A semi with a large load struck an overpass on northbound I-94/43 at Chase Ave. on Tuesday, December 10th -- causing a massive backup on the freeway.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday evening initiated a FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE in order to remove the semi from the roadway and check the overpass.

The freeway was reopened just before 5:30 p.m.

Because the semi was too large to fit under the Chase overpass, crews had to turn the semi around and have it drive the wrong way (south ) down the NB lanes.

Traffic was being diverted at Holt Ave.

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