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I-43/94 reopens after truck overturns (UPDATE)

An accident that shut down the southbound lanes of I-43/94 south of Milwaukee near the National Avenue exit has been cleared. The accident, which occured around noon Tuesday, caused a truck to turn on its side. (Photo courtesy of WisDOT)

An overturned truck on Interstate 43/94 south of downtown Milwaukee that shut down the freeway for almost four hours Tuesday has been cleared.

The accident occurred around noon Tuesday near National Avenue, and officials closed the freeway to southbound traffic. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, both the northbound and southbound lanes had been reopened, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

According to reports, a semi truck crashed in the northbound lanes, and fell on its side.

Traffic on northbound I-94 crawls past Greenfield Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday in Milwaukee. An accident involving an overturned truck closed the southbound lanes of the freeway and northbound traffic was reduced to one lane. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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