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All lanes back open on I-794 east and westbound after 'utility emergency'

Posted at 7:10 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:49:14-04

***UPDATE: All lanes are now back open***

The Milwaukee County Sheriff is reporting that all lanes, east and westbound, of I-794 are blocked due to a "utility emergency."

I-794 east and westbound are closed at the Marquette Interchange and the Lake Interchange. The closures were first reported about 6:30 a.m.

We Energies says the utility emergency is due to a steam system outage after heavy rains caused flooding in parts of the steam system downtown.

The sheriff's office estimates the closures will last about two hours.

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