Interstate 94 in southern Milwaukee County reopened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after crews fixed power lines that crossed the freeway.
The interstate was closed near College Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after a dump truck operator hit a power pole, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. Both directions of traffic were closed around the College Avenue exit for about five hours while We Energies crews worked to erect a new power pole.
About 90 people were without power for a few hours Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.
The downed lines caused miles-long backups during the evening rush hour, both on I-94 and side streets around Mitchell airport.