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EB 1-94 closed because of semi crash

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A portion of eastbound Interstate 94 into downtown Milwaukee is closed after a semi spilled a load of cylinder tanks containing liquid oxygen.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says the spill does not present a hazardous materials situation, but it could take a couple hours to clean up the tanks, some of which have spilled.

The semi flipped on its side and skidded about 11:20 a.m. Monday. Aerial video from WTMJ-TV shows at least a dozen tanks were scattered on the freeway and in the barricaded median. Traffic backups are extensive.

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Information from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com

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