I-81 could reopen Tuesday

 

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Transportation officials hope to reopen Interstate 81 on Tuesday morning following last week’s tanker fire that damaged a ramp over the highway near Harrisburg. PennDOT officials said Sunday they hope I-81 will ready for the morning commute on Tuesday.

 

The interstate has been shut down since Thursday when a tanker carrying diesel fuel overturned and burst into flames. The intense heat buckled steel beams and damaged the road so badly officials feared it could collapse onto the interstate. Long-term repairs could take months and traffic restrictions will remain in place while the damage is assessed.

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