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PennDOT hopes to open I-81 Tuesday

on May 13, 2013 10:20 AM

HARRISBURG (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.

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