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I-94 reopened after Wednesday morning crash near Highway 93 in Eau Claire

A jackknifed semi closed I-94 eastbound at Highway 93 in Eau Claire on Jan. 5, 2022.
A jackknifed semi closed I-94 eastbound at Highway 93 in Eau Claire on Jan. 5, 2022.(Wisconsin Department of Transportation)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 8:22 AM CST
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Winter weather is impacting traffic in the Chippewa Valley Wednesday morning.

A crash closed Interstate 94 eastbound at Highway 93 in Eau Claire for about 45 minutes.

A jackknifed semi is the reason for the closure. The Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin Department of Transportation initially estimated it will take two hours to clear the roadway, but crews were able to work quickly to clear the vehicle. The Interstate was blocked from 7:55 a.m. until 8:40 a.m. and motorists were asked to exit off of I-94 at Highway 93 and then re-enter as the semi was jackknifed under the Highway 93 overpass.

Wintery weather is causing slick conditions on Wisconsin roadways Wednesday. A winter weather advisory was in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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