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Tanker truck fire closes I-94 near Hudson

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A gasoline tanker truck caught fire early Monday, killing the driver and closing Interstate-94 near Hudson.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the interstate was closed in both directions near the state border throughout the morning commute. The tanker crossed the median and ignited about 5:30 a.m.

The fire was extinguished about two hours later and eastbound lanes of the interstate were opened about 10 a.m.

According to the State Patrol, westbound lanes will likely be closed the rest of the day because pavement damaged in the fire needs replacing.

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