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UPDATE: Excessive backup on I-94 south of Eau Claire

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UPDATE: Delays in excess of three miles have been reported on I-94 eastbound clearing near Mile Post 77 near Beaver Creek Road near Eau Claire.

UPDATE: All lanes are now open, the US 53 on-ramp to I-94 EB remains closed due to delays on I-94 that are greater than 3 miles.

Eau Claire (Press Release) - A traffic crash near the work zone on eastbound I-94 between Eau Claire and Foster has created a several mile back up on the interstate.

For that reason, law enforcement officials have closed the ramp gate on US 53 leading to eastbound I-94 until traffic is flowing again. Motorists on US 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 4 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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