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UPDATE: I-43 reopens at the Marquette Interchange following chemical truck crash and fire

UPDATE: I-43 reopens at the Marquette Interchange following chemical truck crash and fire

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Updated: 2:24 p.m. July 20, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says the speed of both drivers caused the crash. 

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Updated: 1:12 p.m. July 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has released more information on the fiery Wednesday morning crash involving a chemical truck.

The crash was reported around 3 a.m. when the truck going from east to north in the Marquette Interchange crossed a barreled-off construction area on I-43. The car hit the back of the truck and both vehicles started on fire.

Both drivers were able to get out before the fire began and no one was injured.

A Hazmat response was required because the truck was carrying 250 gallons of toxic resin which started running downhill into the sewer system. The construction company that owned the truck later clarified that the material was actually a primer that was neither explosive or toxic.

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Updated: 9:12 a.m. July 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says that all of I-43 north has reopened. There are no more ramp or interstate closures due to Wednesday morning's crash involving a chemical truck and subsequent fire.

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Updated: 8:09 a.m. on July 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Crews have reopened portions of Interstate 43 northbound following a chemical truck crash and fire Wednesday morning.

I-43 NB at the Marquette Interchange remains closed.

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Updated: 7:14 a.m. on July 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The truck that caught fire on Interstate 43 Wednesday morning has been towed from the scene.

Authorities say a car crashed into a construction semi-truck that has the capability to carry chemicals. Initially, crews were worried chemicals were inside the truck, but it was later learned they were not.

I-43 northbound lanes remain closed at National Avenue.

Stay with CBS 58 for the latest on this developing story.

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Updated: 5:14 a.m. on July 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says no one was hurt in the crash Wednesday morning.

As of 5:15 a.m., Interstate 43 northbound at National Ave. remains closed.

Stay with CBS 58 for the latest on this developing story.

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Posted: 3:55 a.m. on July 18, 2018

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Shortly after 3 a.m. the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee County Sheriff responded to a crash at the Marquette Interchange.  Upon arrival, a chemical truck was on fire. 

A CBS 58 crew on the scene says it appears there was at least one other vehicle involved in the crash.

As of 3:50 a.m. there was a full freeway shutdown of I-43 NB at National Ave. and I-43 SB at Wells St. Traffic is being diverted off at National and Highland and will have to detour in order to get back on the freeway.

Drivers can detour and take 6th St. through downtown and rejoin at either Kilbourn Ave. to continue to I-43 north or take 6th St. to National Ave. to rejoin I-43 south.

This will have a major impact on the morning commute and drivers should avoid the Marquette Interchange along the I-43 corridor when traveling this morning.

Stay with CBS 58 for the latest on this developing story.

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