(5/28/14) Most of Interstate-94 near Eau Claire was still closed this morning, after a Fed-Ex semi-truck tipped over and started on fire.
It happened around 11:45 last night near the Highway 37 exit. The State Patrol said the truck was going east when it hit a guardrail. One trailer was disconnected, and a second one was ignited. That trailer was engulfed in flames when fire-fighters arrived. Early reports said the trucker was not seriously injured. Debris from the crash was thrown into the westbound lanes of I-94, so the entire freeway was closed on Eau Claire's west side for about three hours. The right westbound lane re-opened around three a-m, but the other lanes in both directions remained closed as of 6:30. Eastbound traffic was using a detour at Highway 312.