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Downed lines, mudslide stall work, drivers at Zoo Interchange

Westbound traffic (left) on Interstate 94 creeps along while a single Milwaukee County Sheriffs squad patrols the east bounds lanes before traffic is reopened Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Milwaukee. Traffic in both directions was closed for about 45 minutes so a downed power line in the Zoo Interchange Project could be removed from traffic lanes. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Westbound traffic (left) on Interstate 94 creeps along while a single Milwaukee County Sheriff’s squad patrols the eastbound lanes before traffic is reopened Tuesday morning in Milwaukee. Traffic in both directions was stopped for about 45 minutes so a downed overhead line in the Zoo Interchange project could be removed from traffic lanes. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

All lanes on eastbound Interstate 94 at 70th Street west of downtown Milwaukee reopened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a construction crew hit an overhead communication line on the interstate.

Lanes in both directions of I-94 were closed for about 45 minutes Tuesday morning after crews working near the Zoo Interchange project hit the line. It was not a We Energies power line, according to a company spokeswoman. There were no reported power outages in the area.

I-94 will close again briefly at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday so crews can reinstall the communication line. The closure is expected to last 15 minutes, according to WisDOT.

A mudslide near the Zoo Interchange project also has forced the closure of part of I-94 at 84th Street in Milwaukee County.

The closure was expected to last about three hours as crews clean up mud on the pavement.

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