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I-94 in Wisconsin reopens following fiery, fatal crash

Jun. 20, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Interstate 94 has reopened in southeastern Wisconsin after a fiery, fatal crash involving two semis and several other vehicles closed lanes in both directions. The Racine County Sheriff's Office says the northbound lanes reopened early Thursday after repairs were made to the...

2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 around 11 a.m. when...

The Latest: 2 dead in semitrailer explosion in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery semitrailer crash on I-94 in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Wisconsin authorities say the drivers of two semitrailers are dead after one hit a construction barrier on an interstate and caused a chain reaction that caused explosions and set fire to...

Interstate 29 open north of St. Joseph to Iowa

Jun. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Transportation officials say Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa has been reopened as flood waters recede. The interstate has been closed since May 29 because of flooding and flood-related damage. The St. Joseph News-Press reports traffic will restricted to one...

2 new bridges planned on flood-prone Iowa highway

Jun. 18, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Two new bridges are planned for a flood-prone highway low spot near a Missouri River bridge that connects southeast Nebraska with southwest Iowa, an Iowa highway official said. The Iowa Transportation Department will begin taking bids next month for construction of eastbound and...

EU court declares Germany's highway tolls illegal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. The Luxembourg court's ruling means Germany will have to drop or revise its highway toll system. The case was brought by Austria,...

Stretch of I-29 north of Crescent opens after flooding

Jun. 17, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 29 in western Iowa has reopened after being closed due to Missouri River flooding. The Omaha World-Herald reports the freeway from Interstate 680 near Crescent north to Loveland opened to traffic Monday afternoon. The road had been closed since late May...

Eastern Nebraska man killed in crash near Wahoo

Jun. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — Officials in eastern Nebraska say a 71-year-old Weston man has died in crash near Wahoo. The Saunders County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that the crash happened Friday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 92 and a county road west of Wahoo. Witnesses told investigators...

Lane closures on I-395 in Virginia expected late Saturday

Jun. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Transportation officials are letting motorists know about lane reductions on I-395 in Northern Virginia. A Virginia Department of Transportation news release says the interstate will be reduced to one lane from Duke Street to Edsall Road in the Alexandria area. The lane closures will...

Small businesses cut costs after flood, bridge construction

Jun. 15, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Even though the Village of East Davenport has stayed dry during the flood, business owners are facing difficult decisions as slow traffic causes sales to slump. Small business owners — stuck between "road closed" signs, high flood waters and Interstate 74 bridge closures...