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Major backup snarls I-80/94 traffic Thursday afternoon

Major backup snarls I-80/94 traffic Thursday afternoon

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An interstate traffic camera captures major congestion on I-80/94. 

GARY — Traffic was significantly backed up on Interstate 80/94 after a semitrailer stalled out in the westbound lanes. 

The semi stalled out around 3:50 p.m. at the 9.6-mile marker just before the Broadway exit in Gary, Indiana State Police said. 

The westbound lane closures caused traffic congestion that stretched to Central Avenue in Lake Station. 

Join Tristan DeFord, Jami Rieck, and Nancy Zakutanksky on a shift working for Superior Ambulance in Merrillville.

As of 4 p.m., ISP had a crew on the way to move the semi from the roadway. 

There were no injuries in the incident, police said. 


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