Semi fire backs up drivers on I-41/94 NB near County G
Updated: 11:58 a.m. on October 16, 2019
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Drivers experienced heavy delays along I-94/41 northbound after a semi fire near County G on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
At one point, all northbound lanes and two left southbound lanes were blocked while officials responded.
Drivers were asked to avoid the area and take alternate routes.
The freeway remained closed more than an hour after the incident to cleanup fuel the semi leaked.
Posted: 7:42 a.m. on October 16, 2019
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- All lanes of I-41/94 northbound and two left southbound lanes are blocked near County G for a semi fire near the Racine/Milwaukee County line Wednesday morning, Oct. 16.
Traffic can be seen backed up on the freeway as authorities respond.
To avoid the fire, Racine County sheriff's officials say the alternative route is I-94 to Highway G, take Highway G west to 27th Street, 27th North to Ryan RD, go east on Ryan road back to I-94.
UPDATE: Lane 1 northbound is now open to clear the traffic queue. Closure at Hwy G remains as cleanup will need to take place because of leaking fuel. Heavy wrecker tow is on scene to offload the diesel fuel and tow the semi. pic.twitter.com/Lvy59X1ORZ— 511WI (@511WI) October 16, 2019
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the incident will take at least an hour to clear.