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Crash backs up I-94 traffic

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A traffic crash near the work zone on eastbound I-94 between Eau Claire and Foster created a several mile back up on the interstate on Friday, April 19.

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For that reason, law enforcement officials have closed the ramp gate on U.S. 53 leading to eastbound I-94 until traffic is flowing again.

Motorists on U.S. 53 will have to use the signed alternate route to Osseo and then back on to I-94. Other motorists heading east on the interstate are also strongly encouraged to use the alternate route, which would have you exiting at US 53 in Eau Claire.

Until the construction zone is functioning with four lanes of traffic near the end of May, all motorists are encouraged to use the alternate route on Friday and Sunday afternoons to prevent future back-ups.

Motorists should dial 511 or visit www.511wi.gov for up-to-the-minute information on highway and travel conditions in Wisconsin.

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