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Overturned Semi Blocks Eastbound I-94 in Porter County for Several Hours

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Traffic on Interstate 94 came to a near standstill in northwest Indiana on Tuesday afternoon after a semi overturned in the eastbound lanes of the roadway.

The roadway remained closed for several hours before reopening just after 4 p.m. Central time, authorities said.

According to Indiana State Police and Total Traffic, the crash occurred near Chesterton on Tuesday afternoon, blocking all four lanes of traffic near the interchange with Indiana 49.

Traffic was backed up past Waverly Road on the east side of the highway, with vehicles only able to get through the area on the lefthand shoulder, according to officials.

The entrance ramp off of State Road 49 was also closed due to the accident, according to police.

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